INFLUENCE OF THE TRADITIONAL GAME CONGKLAK ABOUT STRESS LEVELS TO PRE-SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN IN THE DAYCARE KASIH KARUNIA FOUNDATION PARE - KEDIRI 2015
Pre-school age children in daycare will experience psychological problems, one of them stress. A traditional method was believed to reduce the stress children were congklak game. The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of the traditional game congklak against stress levels to pre-school age children. The study design used pre-experimental "one group pretest-posttest design". The population of pre-school age children in Kasih Karunia Foundation-Kediri Pare as many as 65 children with a sample of 32 respondents taken with total sampling technique. Traditional games congklak independent variables and the dependent child's stress level was collected by checklist. Data were analyzed using the Wilcoxon test of Marked rating. From the analysis found most respondents stress level before the game congklak including phase V (weight control) that 22 respondents (68.8%), after almost half of the respondents included stage IV (by weight) of 15 children (46.9%) and no traditional games congklak influence on the level of stress in children pre-school age (p value = 0,000 <α, 0,05 hence Ho refused and H1 accepted. This was due to the game congklak then the child feel comforted so forget the psychological burden. It was concluded that the traditional game congklak effective to reduce stress levels at pre-school age children in daycare. It is recommended that daycare apply congklak game to his children.