Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal

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ISSN / EISSN : 2685-5909 / 2614-1566
Total articles ≅ 49
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Afolasade Airat Sulaiman, Stella Ihuoma Uhuegbu
Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal, Volume 4, pp 21-32; doi:10.25217/igcj.v4i1.1081

This study examined the impact of cognitive restructuring and token economy techniques on the reduction of truancy among secondary school students in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study adopted a pre-test, post-test, control group design with a multistage sampling technique as the sampling method. Judgmental sampling technique was used to select two from the six Education Districts in Lagos State, simple random sampling technique was adopted to select six schools; three schools from each of the two Education Districts and 170 truants out of the 216 randomly selected based on the class attendance register completed the study. Truancy Behaviour Questionnaire (TBQ) with a reliability index of .87 was the instrument for the study. Data were analysed and presented with descriptive and ANOVA statistics at .05 level of significance. Findings showed that the two techniques were effective for the reduction of truancy but the token economy technique had a better effect. Sex had no significant effect on the reduction of truancy but females play truants more than males. Based on the findings, the token economy therapy was recommended as an ideal technique for counselling and guiding students against truancy.
Asroful Kadafi, , M. Ramli, Dahlia Novarianing Asri, Juwita Finayanti
Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal, Volume 4, pp 55-66; doi:10.25217/igcj.v4i1.1018

The pandemic caused by the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) has had psychological and health impacts on people's lives around the world. On a psychological aspect, this pandemic has caused anxiety due to low mindfulness. To increase the potential of mindfulness, one of the ways taken is by counselor psychological intervention. The authors used an Islamic counseling approach to reduce anxiety and increase mindfulness. Therefore, the research was conducted using a quasi-experimental design with non-equivalent control group design. Participants in this study were 14 students consisting of 7 students for each experimental and control group. Participants were invited after filling self-report the anxiety scale facing COVID-19 and indicated that they were in the high category. The data analyzed with the Wilcoxon sign rank test to determine the impact of before and after the intervention was given, then used the Mann Whitney to find out the mean differences between the experimental and control group, and the Rank Spearman to determine the correlation between mindfulness and anxiety. The results showed that Islamic counseling intervention is effective to increase mindfulness which impacted on reducing anxiety in facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, the results of correlation analysis using the Rank Spearman show that there is a correlation between mindfulness and anxiety.
Khayatun Nufus Akhsania, Tentrem Basuki, Dyp Sugiharto, Muhammad Japar
Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal, Volume 4, pp 12-20; doi:10.25217/igcj.v4i1.950

This study aimed to determine students’ career understanding on the career decision making self-efficacy of Junior High School students in Central Java Province. The study used qualitative method, comparative test for data analysis, and self-efficacy scale to collect the career decision making data of students who have and have not gained career understanding. In this way, Bandura’s theory of self-efficacy was used as a framework theory, while cluster random sampling was employed to collect the study sample (N = 311). The data collection was done through a direct survey using 25 questions regarding career decision making self-efficacy (CDSE-SF) and career understanding questionnaire. Based on the data analysis, the researchers found significant differences in CDSE-SF results of students who have gained career understanding and not, including (1) Understanding of various alternative jobs (t(311) = 4.911, p < .000), (2) Information on the world of work requirements (t(311) = 4.602, p <.000), (3) Information on job vacancies (t(311) = 4.111, p < .000), and (4) Understanding of job qualifications (t(311) = 3.460, p < .001). These findings recommend the students to improve their career decision making using career guidance and counseling strategies in form of various alternative services, such as career counselling services, group guidance, classroom service, and even support from other parties.
, Hendra Hidayat, Hengki Yandri, Aprilia Tina Lidya Sari, Fendahapsari Singgih Sendayu, Septya Suarja, Arjoni Arjoni
Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal, Volume 4, pp 124-132; doi:10.25217/igcj.v4i1.933

Research found that self-efficacy has an important role in the development of students’ career cognitive skills. Besides, there still needs further research in self-efficacy, particularly in career readiness. The authors conduct this continuing study is to determine the effect of understanding perceived self-efficacy on student’s awareness in career readiness (mastery experience, vicarious experience, social persuasion, and emotional arousal). Data collected using a self-report of the Self-Efficacy Scale in Career Readiness (SESCR), semi-structured interview, and observation of student’s behavior between both participants with the high and low level of self-efficacy. In the current study, 100 students involved based on their convenience. Results showed that 66% of participants have a high mastery experience, 69% with high vicarious experience, 76% have a high percentage in social persuasion, and 70% have a high level of emotional arousal to understanding their career readiness. The results also showed perceived self-efficacy predicts student’s awareness of career readiness based on gender.
Mayang T Afriwilda, Mulawarman Mulawarman
Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal, Volume 4, pp 106-115; doi:10.25217/igcj.v4i1.1235

Psychological well-being is a condition of a person who is not only free from pressure or mental problems but a mental condition that is considered healthy and functioning optimally. This study aims to determine the strength-based counseling intervention based on motivational interviewing to improve psychological well-being. This study uses an experiment with a pretest-posttest control group design. 32 eleventh-grade students in high schools in the city of Semarang involved as participants. Participants were selected using purposive sampling (low psychological well-being and online game tendency), then divided into a control group and an experimental group. The results showed that during the measurement period pre-test, post-test, and follow-up here was a significant difference (t = -9.670, p > .05) in the experimental group, while in the control group (t = -7.936, p > .05). It can be said that when viewed from the pre-test, post-test, and follow-up intervention the use of motivational interviewing to increase the level of psychological well-being is more significant than the intervention in the control group. As the result, there is a significant change in student's psychological well-being after counseling with motivational interviewing.
Mungin Eddy Wibowo, Rohmatus Naini
Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal, Volume 4, pp 91-97; doi:10.25217/igcj.v4i1.1370

The problem of low self-compassion and forgiveness in schools causes students to often feel stress and depression, blame themselves, and label themselves to do self-harm. The inability to accept oneself leads to the rejection of unpleasant experiences, failure, and imperfection. This study aims to examine the relationship between self-compassion and forgiveness among students at three Senior High Schools located in the City of Semarang, Indonesia. There were 178 students who were involved in this study with the age range from 14 to 17 years old. The authors used the self-compassion scale, which has 26 items by measuring six sub-aspects including self-kindness, self-judgment, common humanity, isolation, mindfulness, and over-identification. The author used 10 items of the trait forgiveness scale (TFS). The results showed that there is a positive relationship between self-compassion and forgiveness and showed no differences between self-compassion and forgiveness when viewed by gender.
Rohmatus Naini, Mungin Eddy Wibowo, Mulawarman Mulawarman
Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal, Volume 4, pp 78-90; doi:10.25217/igcj.v4i1.1280

Character building is an important part of the counseling services in the schools. Humility is a character strengths as a basic development others virtue. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of online group counseling with mindfulness-based cognitive approach to enhance students' humility. This study is pretest posttest control group design with 16 students who divided in to experimental and control groups. To measure the students' humility, authors used 32 items of humility scale (α = .901). Furthermore, to measure mindfulness skills using children and adolescence mindfulness measurement (α = .790). Based on the results of the paired t-test data analysis, obtained the pretest – posttest (t = 18,391; p = .56), posttest – follow up (t = -5,769; p = .001), and pretest – follow up (t = -30.549; p = .001). There was a significant change in the humility score which marked by (p < .05). Comparison analysis between the control group (MD = 12.62; SE = .87; p = .001) was interpreted as a significant increase change in the students' humility. In addition, there is a significant interaction between students' humility in the group as evidenced by (F (2,4) = 56,764, P = .001, Ƞp2 = .73). As the result, there is a significant change in mindfulness group counseling effect on increasing humility and has a large interaction effect.
Mita Sri Handayani, , Andre Julius
Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal, Volume 4, pp 116-123; doi:10.25217/igcj.v4i1.1247

The background of the current study is the urgency of possessing good social cognition to adapt to the social changes that are happening quickly. Weak social cognition makes individuals less in empathy, aggressive or unhappy in their daily life. The link between self-management and social cognition lies in cognitive adjustment. Hence, the authors think it is important to do research that focuses on the implementation of counseling with self-management techniques in developing social cognition. The authors aimed to investigate the effectiveness of self-management in improving social cognition. The present study used one group pretest-posttest quasi-experiment. We invited 10 students from Universitas Ma'soem, Indonesia to participate in the experiment. They were selected based on a low social cognition score after filling the self-report of nineteen items social cognition scale. The results showed counseling with self-management techniques effective in improving university students' social cognition. Besides, limitations and recommendations are discussed.
, Om Kant Sharma
Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal, Volume 4, pp 98-105; doi:10.25217/igcj.v4i1.1243

This study is designed to examine the impact of types of courses of study (professional/non-professional courses) on Mental Health (Anxiety, Depression, Loss of behavior or Emotional control, General positive affect, Emotional ties, or Life satisfaction) among postgraduate students. The sample is comprised of both professional and non-professional courses students of Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, India. The purposive non-probability sampling method is used to select the sample of the study. The Mental Health Inventory (MHI-38) and interviews have been conducted to find out the level of mental health and its subscales among college students. As a result of the study, mental health subscales of Depression, Loss of Behavior or Emotional control, General positive affect, Emotional ties turned out to be significant functions of mental health among students, wherein these four subscales non-professional courses students found to be significantly higher than the students of the professional course. Further anxiety and life satisfaction turned out a not significant function of mental health among professional and non-professional course students.
Yudhi Purwa Nugraha, Awalya Awalya, Mulawarman Mulawarman
Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal, Volume 4, pp 66-77; doi:10.25217/igcj.v4i1.1199

Video game addiction is recognized as a mental health problem caused by uncontrolled access to video gaming platforms. Proper assistance and counseling programs based on the addiction causing factors are required to reduce the tendencies of video game addiction. The study aims to identify the correlation between regulatory focus theory and interpersonal competence towards the tendencies of video game addiction. The study is a type of cross-sectional research with the adapted psychological scales. A total of 136 teenagers, consisting of 86 males and 50 females participated in the survey of self-reported video game addiction. The data were analyzed using multiple regression analysis. The findings revealed that regulatory focus and interpersonal competence simultaneously had a significant effect on the tendencies of video game addiction behavior. The findings of the study can provide the basis to provide proper assistance services, in an attempt to reduce the tendencies of video game addiction among teenagers.
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