Sense of Humor as a Predictor of Teacher’s Social Competence
Tri Na’imah, Arum Liyan Suwandi, Fatin Rohmah Nur Wahidah
Available Online 20 October 2020.
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- sense of humour, social competence, teacher
- Teachers’ social competencies are important to study because one indicator of teacher performance is success in communication and social interaction. Kindergarten teachers need special interaction styles because the subject of the students is children under-five ages. This article is the result of research on the influence of a sense of humour on the social competence of teachers. The research instrument was in the form of a sense of humour scale (α=0.932) and social competency scale (α=0.919) and was filled by 116 Kindergarten teachers in Cilacap Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. Hypothesis testing used product-moment correlation analysis techniques. The results showed that rcount>rtable (0.257>0.195) with a significance value of 0.005 (p<0.05). It means that the hypothesis was accepted, which stated there was a significant relationship between a sense of humour and social competence of the teacher. The result of the determinant coefficient analysis obtained was R2 of 0.756. It means that a sense of humour made an effective contribution of 75.6% to social competence. Kindergarten teachers need to have social competence because teaching and educating work is always related to interactions with students and fellow teachers. A sense of humour makes teachers more relaxed and comfortable in doing their professional assignments.
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TY - CONF AU - Tri Na’imah AU - Arum Liyan Suwandi AU - Fatin Rohmah Nur Wahidah PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/20 TI - Sense of Humor as a Predictor of Teacher’s Social Competence BT - International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 746 EP - 750 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.164 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.164 ID - Na’imah2020 ER -