Soft Skills in the Teachers’ Demographic and Professional Development Perspective

Trisnaningsih Trisnaningsih, Risma Margaretha Sinaga, Pujiati Pujiati, Buchory Asyik


Abstrak: Soft Skills in the Teachers’ Professional Development Perspective. Objectives: This study aims to determine the role of soft skills in teacher professional development. Methods: This study used a survey method for a number of Social Sciences Education teachers in junior high schools. Data was collected using a questionnaire regarding teacher identity and soft skill instruments as a result of development that had been expertly tested and small group tests according to the Borg and Galls design. Findings: There was a significant relationship between age and the quality of soft skills scores (r = -0.292, p < 0.05.). In line with that, a negative correlation was also obtained between age and personal attributes (r = -0.287, p < 0.05. Conclusions: Soft skills tended to decrease for teachers as they grew older, the soft skills the teachers had differed in terms of rank and class and Soft skills were closely related to teacher professional development.

Keywords: Soft skills, social demography, professionalism .


Abstrak: Soft Skill dalam Perspektif Pengembangan Profesi Guru. Tujuan: Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui peran soft skill dalam pengembangan profesional guru. Metode: Penelitian ini menggunakan metode survei untuk sejumlah guru Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial di sekolah menengah pertama. Data dikumpulkan dengan menggunakan kuesioner tentang identitas guru dan instrumen soft skill sebagai hasil pengembangan yang telah diuji secara ahli dan tes kelompok kecil sesuai dengan desain Borg dan Galls. Temuan: Terdapat hubungan yang signifikan antara usia dan kualitas skor soft skill (r = -0.292, p <0,05.). Sejalan dengan itu, korelasi negatif juga diperoleh antara usia dan atribut pribadi (r = -0,287, p <0,05.  Kesimpulan: Soft skill cenderung menurun untuk guru seiring bertambahnya usia mereka, soft skill yang dimiliki guru berbeda dalam hal peringkat dan kelas dan Soft skill berhubungan erat dengan pengembangan profesional guru.

Kata kunci: soft skill, demografi sosial, profesionalisme.


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