Exploration on High School Students’ Grit: Its Effects on the Students’ Potential Development

Ahmad Yudiar, Eka Sakti Yudha, Sartono Sartono


Abstract: The education process in Indonesia has been implemented using a variety of modern tools, but it should be understood that the quality of learning activities in the classroom is also influenced by the interactions that occur in the classroom. Teachers must understand that to create interaction in the classroom, they must first understand the grit level that can help make learning fun. The purpose of this study was to determine the grit level of high school students in Bangka Belitung Province, Indonesia. This research is survey research conducted in Bangka Belitung Province and involves 770 respondents. The results showed that (1) 25 percent of respondents were distracted by a new idea or activity, (2) 47 percent of respondents who did not give up in achieving their goals even though they experienced failure, (3) 23 percent of respondents did not pursue other goals after setting goals, (4) 39 percent of respondents are persistent in their business or work, (5) 25 percent of respondents cannot maintain their focus when carrying out long activities, (6) 46 percent of respondents always try to complete each of their activities, (7) 35 percent of respondents have interests that change every year, (8) 32 percent of respondents is diligent and do not give up easily, (9) 23 percent of respondents were obsessed with activity but it did not last long, (10) 41 percent of respondents have experienced failure in conquering important challenges.

Abstrak: Proses pendidikan di Indonesia telah dilaksanakan menggunakan berbagai alat yang modern, tetapi perlu dipahami bahwa kualitas aktivitas belajar di dalam kelas juga dipengaruhi oleh interaksi yang terjadi di dalam kelas. Para guru harus memahami bahwa untuk menciptakan interaksi di dalam kelas, mereka harus terlebih dahulu memahami tingkatan grit yang dapat membantu menciptakan pembelajaran yang menyenangkan. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui tingkatan grit peserta didik sekolah menengah atas Provinsi Bangka Belitung, Indonesia. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian survei yang dilaksanakan di Provinsi Bangka Belitung dan melibatkan 770 responden. Hasil menunjukkan bahwa (1) 25 persen responden yang perhatiannya teralihkan oleh ide atau aktivitas baru, (2) 47 persen responden yang tidak menyerah dalam mencapai tujuan mereka meskipun mereka mengalami kegagalan, (3) 23 persen responden tidak mengejar tujuan yang lain setelah menetapkan tujuan, (4) 39 persen responden gigih dalam berusaha atau bekerja, (5) 25 persen responden tidak bisa mempertahankan fokus mereka ketika melaksanakan aktivitas yang lama, (6) 46 persen responden selalu berusaha menyelesaikan setiap aktivitas mereka, (7) 35 persen responden memiliki minat yang berubah setiap tahun, (8) 32 persen responden memiliki sifat yang rajin dan tidak mudah menyerah, (9) 23 persen responden pernah terobsesi pada suatu aktivitas tetapi tidak berlangsung lama, (10) 41 persen responden pernah mengalami kegagalan dalam menaklukkan tantangan penting.


education; students; grit; survey; pendidikan; siswa; survey

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