Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(9), pp. 1874 - 1881
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070905
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The Effect of Basic Skills Counseling as Vital Skills in Peer Counseling to Indonesian Students

Adinuringtyas Herfi Rahmawati 1,*, Suwarjo 1, Heru Budi Utomo 2
1 Guidance and Counseling Program Graduate School, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia
2 PT. Media Sinar Utama, Indonesia


This study aims to investigate the effect of basic skills counseling in peer counseling for adolescent students in studied Indonesian school. Peer facilitator program becomes a necessity for the students to have a good friend. Seeing the importance of the program for students, guidance and counseling teachers need to reach more students through peer counseling program in schools. The research method used a pre-test and post-test model with Wilcoxon Signed Two Rank Test on 14 students Youth Information and Counseling Center in representative high school. A significant change has been detected at attending skills, summarizing skills, questioning skills, behave genuinely skills, behave assertive skills, confrontation skills and problem-solving skills parameters but not at empathizing skills when the pre-test and post-test were compared. These results supported the observation to the checklist and interviews, which showed that adolescent students could do a peer counseling with other friends. This research is then beneficial for guidance and counseling teacher in conducting peer counseling services at Indonesia schools.

Training, Basic Skills, Counseling, Adolescent

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Adinuringtyas Herfi Rahmawati , Suwarjo , Heru Budi Utomo . "The Effect of Basic Skills Counseling as Vital Skills in Peer Counseling to Indonesian Students." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.9 (2019) 1874 - 1881. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070905.