International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Effectiveness of Reality Group Counseling in Enhancing Multiple Intelligence and Motivational Achievement of Students in Malaysia and Indonesia with the Tendency of Problematic Internet Use
Amin Al Haadi Shafie, Nur Faizah Abdul Kahar, Mohd Khairul Anuar Rahimi, Roslee Ahmad, Mungin Eddy Wibowo, Mulawarman, Edy Purwanto

This study was aimed to explore the effectiveness of Reality Group Therapy in increasing students’ multiple intelligence, in this study we are focusing on interpersonal skills and achievement motivation. This research employed a quasi-experimental also pre-test and post-test design with control group. The statistical population comprised primary and secondary school students from two countries which are Malaysia and Indonesia. Students with the tendency of having problematic internet use (PIU) were selected purposely by school counselor as participants of the research. Participants then were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. The experimental group is undergone counseling session of Reality Group Therapy, while the control group did not receive any intervention. The research tools included Generalized Problematic Internet Use Scale 2 (GPIUS 2) and Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire (ICQ-15). MIX ANOVA was used to analyze the data. The research results revealed that reality therapy in group counseling has significantly increased the students’ interpersonal skills and remain even after the intervention (P < 0.05). Meanwhile, the achievement motivation increase but not significant and the results do not maintain (P > 0.05).

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