PEER COUNSELING MODEL FOR IMPROVING STUDENTS' SELF-DIRECTION COMPETENCE

Erhamwilda -

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The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the peer counseling model for improving students’ self-direction competence. The research aimed to discribe, test and analyze the effectiveness of the peer counseling model and employeed the descriptive-analytical method and quasi-experiments to do this. The research activities consisted of a series of model validity test , namely the model rationality test, the model practicability test, and the limited test. The data collection techniques were interviews, self-direction competence inventories, observation and documentation. The results of the research demonstrate that the peer counseling model as an intervention program for the experimental group as a whole proved to effectively improve students’ self-direction competence. The peer counseling model has its strengths in self-confidence, self-reliance, and self-control.

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IJE | ISSN: 1978-1342