The Role of Families in Cultivating Children’s Personality Values: An Analysis of Social Psychology Education

Suko Susilo

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to analyze the role of the family in cultivating value for children. In addition, it is also used to analyze the effect of values on children's attitudes, beliefs and behavior in the family. Furthermore, it aims to analyze the role of value education in reducing stress levels. This research applies a combination of survey and qualitative research. Both approaches were chosen because when analyzing and understanding the process by which a family instills values in children, we cannot rely on written questions and answers—we also need structured interviews that can solicit data that would be unobtainable through surveys. This research was conducted in the city of Kediri over a 14-month period from January 2019 to March 2020, and it involved 300 informants. Results show that the key to successful value cultivation is indeed family. The family can act as a vehicle for the process of seeding and applying values. The cultivation of values, however, is not limited to the parents—it can extend to other adults who live with their children, such as grandparents. A well-internalized value can improve the welfare of all family members, and the process of instilling values in children can improve their attitudes. In addition, a child's self-confidence and behavior can also improve. Children can also exploit these internalized good values when dealing with stress


Keywords


family; social psychology; value planting

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