Poster Presentation 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019

Goal-Setting And Planning Intervention To Street Children In Sekolah Master Depok West Java (#591)

Shofia Hanifa 1 , Marshela Hardi Muhid 1 , Yulmaida Amir 1
  1. Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Muhammadiyah Prof. DR. HAMKA, South Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Street children are prone to exposure to adversity and are insufficiently protected by their guardians. Even though these children live on the streets without adequate guidance, they also have high hopes for a better future. This study reports a brief intervention on setting goals and planning to street children who also currently receive a free informal education at Sekolah Master in Depok City, West Java, Indonesia. The participants consist of 12 children aged 7 to 14 who also work as street singers and street vendors in Depok areas. The intervention is divided into two sessions (Day 1 and Day 2), each session is 1-2 hours long. Pre-intervention data were collected by asking participants to write down their goals, and their plan to reach them. In Day 1, participants were given activities to encourage participants to reach their goals. In Day 2, the participants were taught about how to develop realistic and effective planning to achieve their goals. Post-intervention data were also collected, where we asked participants to draw mind-map with realistic steps to reach their goals. The result shows that participants are able to plan their steps to reach their goals effectively after the intervention was held, compared to pre-intervention.