DOI : 10.33292/petier.v2i1.25
Decreasing the academic stress through problem-focused coping strategy for junior elementary school students
The purpose of this research is to know the influence of problem focused coping strategies on reducing academic stress in grade VIII SMP. This research was quantitative study using quasi experimental design with non-equvalent control group design. The population are 180 students. The sample was obtained using purposive sampling technique and gained 10 students consisting 5 students as experimental group and 5 students as control group. The data collection technique used was the scale of academic stress. The data analysis technique used in this study was the wilcoxon non-parametric statistic. The result of the study show the problem focused coping strategies is influential on reducing academic stress (sig=0,042 <0,05). Therefore problem focused coping strategies is influential on reducing academic stress in grade VIII SMP.
problem focused coping; academic stress