Improving Social Ability of School Age with Peer Group Support Method
ABSTRACT: School-age children are children in aged of 6-18 years. At this age, the ability of social interaction is really needed by the child to determine the child's growth process further. The objective of this research was to know the effect of Peer Group Support on the ability of social interaction in SDN 02 Sumberjo Kulon, District of Ngunut - Tulungagung. This research included in pre-experimental research usinng "One group pre-post test design" with popolation amounted to 100 children, sample amount to 30 children in SDN 2 Sumberjo Kulon, District of Ngunut-Tulungagung. The measuring instruments used for the independent variable was SAK (Unit of Activities Events) and for the dependent variable used observation, then analyzed with test of Wilcoxon. Based on the result of Wilcoxon statistical test showed that there was influence of Peer Group Support toward Social Interaction Capabilities in Children Aged 10-11 Years (P value = 0.000 and α = 0.05). Peer Group Support was greatly affect social interaction of children, as well as support from the child's family also needs the support of peers, children also need love that got from their peers. Parents and teachers are expected to form a group of peer group support for children to develop social interaction skills.
Keywords: Children, School, Interaction, Social, Peer, Group, Support.