The influence of environmental psychoeducation on children's empathy skill in community reading park


  • Yayah Khisbiyah Faculty of Psychology, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Nanik Prihartanti Faculty of Psychology, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Mohammad Thoyibi Faculty of Teacher Training and Education. Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Aris Purwanto Faculty of Psychology, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Yuslina Himmatul Izza Faculty of Psychology, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta, Indonesia


children ability, children's empathy, community reading, environment psychoeducation, reading park


This research aimed to compare the empathy ability of children before and after acquiring the community-based psychoeducation with pro-green activities designed for environment conservation. This research used a quantitative design with Quasi Experiment: One Group Pretest-Posttest Design as the research design. The participants were 34 children with age 8 until 12 years old. This research used purposive sampling with the criteria such as 1) The children from Dusun Jayan, Desa Senting, Boyolali Regency, and 2) Age 8 until 12 years old. The results showed that the mean score before the activity was 70,62 and after the activity was 74,32. There was an increase score 3,7 with the significance score (Sig.2-tailed) of 0.035 (p<0,05) and t-value = -2,194. Conclusion: 1). There was a positive significance between environment psychoeducation and children's empathy ability, and 2) The environment psychoeducation was effective to increase children's ability who play and learn at Taman Baca Masyarakat Panggon Sinau.


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Khisbiyah, Y., Prihartanti, N., Thoyibi, M., Purwanto, A., & Izza, Y. H. (2021). The influence of environmental psychoeducation on children’s empathy skill in community reading park. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S3), 1010-1019.



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