The Effect of Social Problem Solving Skills on Coping Strategy and Optimism of Secondary School Students in Bandar Lampung City, Indonesia

Diah Utaminingsih


Abstract: The effect of social problem solving skills on coping strategy and optimism of secondary school students in Bandar Lampung City, Indonesia. Objectives: This study aims to examine the social effects of problem solving skills on optimism and coping strategies in 120 high school students in Bandar Lampung City. Methods: A comparative or ex-post causal causal study with data collection using conventional survey techniques. The research instrument was adapted from 5-Lickert scale of social problem solving inventory-revised (SPSI-R). The data of this study were analyzed using ANOVA test and multiple linear regression. Findings: Multiple linear regression test for social problem solving skills–optimism and social problem solving skills-coping strategy have sig value 0.760 and 0.000, respectively. Conclusions: Social problem solving skills did not affect optimism, but directly affected students' coping strategies 

Keywords: social problem solving skill, optimism, coping strategy, secondary school students


Abstrak: Pengaruh keterampilan pemecahan masalah sosial terhadap strategi coping dan optimisme siswa SMA di Kota Bandar Lampung, Indonesia. Tujuan: Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengkaji pengaruh keterampilan pemecahan masalah sosial terhadap optimisme dan strategi coping pada 120 orang siswa SMA di Kota Bandar Lampung. Metode: Penelitian kausal komperatif atau ex-post facto dengan pengumpulan data menggunakan teknik survei konvensional. Instrumen penelitian diadaptasi dari 5-Lickert scale of social problem solving inventory-revised (SPSI-R). Data penelitian ini dianalisis menggunakan uji anova dan regresi linier berganda. Temuan: Uji regresi berganda untuk keterampilan pemecahan masalah sosial-optimisme dan keterampilan pemecahan masalah sosial-strategi coping memiliki nilai signifikansi 0,760 dan 0,000.  Kesimpulan: Keterampilan pemecahan masalah sosial tidak mempengaruhi optimisme, namun berpengaruh secara langsung terhadap strategi coping siswa.


Kata kunci: keterampilan pemecahan masalah sosial, optimisme, strategi coping, siswa SMA


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