Implementation of Rational Emotive Behavior Counseling Strategy to Improve Student Conformity

Suhendri, Dwi Yuwono Puji Sugiharto, Mungin Eddy Wibowo, Mulawarman

In essence, humans are social beings who never lived in solitude, always looking for friends or help from others. Haun & Tomasello, (2011) mentioned that adolescents often adapt and adjust their opinions with peer groups. The ability to control friendship is a benchmark for high conformity in adolescents, which is considered good. On the contrary, if the conformity is low, then he/she will not be able to control him/herself in the environment. Bodner, Musch, & Azad, (2009) stated that the group achieved an achievement only through cooperation.Low conformity can cause irrational thoughts. One of the impacts of irrational thoughts is the increase of non-normative behavior. One model of counseling that aims to help individuals to change their mindset is the rational emotive behavior counseling. Weinrach et al., (2007) stated that rational emotive behavior counseling would continue to be used and useful among counselors. Conformity occurs in group settings, so the implementation of rational emotive behavior counseling is in group settings.The purpose of this study is to improve conformity in students. This study will implement a model of rational emotive behavior counseling. The research design used is a true experimental design consisting of 10 students in the experimental group and ten students in the control group. The research participants are class XI students. The instrument used to determine the level of student conformity is the psychological scale. In addition to the psychological scale, we used interview guidelines to determine the implementation of factual, rational emotive counseling. Data analysis was done using inferential analysis with the t-test formula to determine the difference in results before and after treatment.Based on the results of the experimental group pretest, the average score is 88.5, and the average posttest result is 95.1. It increased by 6.6. Furthermore, a change analysis was carried out in the control group; the pretest score is 83.7 while the average posttest score is 88.4. It increased by 4.7. Based on the above findings, there seems to be an increase from both the control and experimental group from the pretest to the posttest. However, the highest increase was found in the experimental group. Thus, it can be concluded that rational emotive behavior counseling in group settings can improve student conformity.

Volume 11 | Issue 7

Pages: 453-458