Proceedings of the 3rd ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2017)

Should I Be Grateful?: Gratitude and Teachers' Mental Health of Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Authors
Kristiana Ika, E.R. Kustanti
Corresponding Author
Kristiana Ika
Available Online February 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-17.2018.8How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Teachers' mental health, SEN, experiment, gratitude
Abstract
The task of the teachers who teach students with special needs; to teach, guide, even help them both physically and psychologically have the potential to create conditions that interfere with their mental health. The teachers who have a healthy mentality will feel happy, be able to manage stress, work productively, and readily contribute to a community. This experimental study aims to test the effectiveness of gratitude training in improving teacher's mental health for special educational needs. This is an experimental quasi- research design. The participants in this study were teachers from a special school in Semarang city. The ontrol was performed by randomization and matching. The data were collected using GHQ (12 items; = 0.917). The results showed that gratitude intervention proved to be effective to improve teacher's mental health (p <0.001; d = 0.969). The effectiveness of gratitude intervention improving teacher's mental health was also shown from the teachers' GHQ scores in which the average increases about M = 2,234 after the intervention was distributed.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

Download article (PDF)

Proceedings
3rd ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
February 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-457-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-17.2018.8How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

Cite this article

TY  - CONF
AU  - Kristiana Ika
AU  - E.R. Kustanti
PY  - 2018/02
DA  - 2018/02
TI  - Should I Be Grateful?: Gratitude and Teachers' Mental Health of Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
BT  - 3rd ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2017)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 38
EP  - 40
SN  - 2352-5398
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-17.2018.8
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-17.2018.8
ID  - Ika2018/02
ER  -