Investigating The Values of Guidance and Counseling in Eleganaboi

Augusto Da Costa, Agostinho Dos Santos Goncalves, Sebastiao Pereira, Paulo De Jesus Moreira


Abstract: Eleganaboi was a traditional ceremony in Luro society which contained essential elements of local wisdom. This study aimed to investigating the values of guidance and counseling in Eleganaboi. To investigate the values of guidance and counseling, we use phenomenology qualitative descriptive method. To collect the data, we implemented observation and interview. The observations were carried out during a cultural ceremony in the Luro community. Furthermore, interview was conducted on four traditional leaders. Edicts and transcendental reduction were used to analyze data. The results show eleven fundamental values of guidance and counseling in Eleganaboi. Those values are: gratitude; genuine; humble; honest; discipline; coherent; respect; care; trust; inclusive and togetherness. The community utilized Eleganaboi as a method to guide and counsel each member, including who faced problems in their life.

Abstrak: Eleganaboi adalah upacara tradisional masyarakat Luro yang berisi unsur-unsur penting kearifan lokal. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengeksplorasi nilai-nilai bimbingan dan konseling di Eleganaboi. Penelitian deskriptif kualitatif ini menggunakan pendekatan fenomenologi. Untuk mengumpulkan data, dilakukan observasi dan wawancara. Observasi dilakukan pada saat upacara budaya di masyarakat Luro berlangsung. Selanjutnya, dilakukan wawancara pada empat pemimpin tradisional. Reduksi eiditis dan reduksi transendental digunakan untuk menganalisis data. Hasil menunjukkan ada sebelas nilai dasar bimbingan dan konseling di Eleganaboi. Nilai-nilai itu adalah: rasa terima kasih; tulus; rendah hati; jujur; disiplin; koheren; hormat; peduli; percaya; inklusif; dan kebersamaan. Masyarakat Luro menggunakan Eleganaboi sebagai metode untuk membimbing dan menasihati setiap anggota mereka, termasuk mereka yang sedang menghadapi masalah dalam hidup.


values; guidance; counseling; Eleganaboi; Luro society; nilai-nilai; bimbingan; konseling; masyarakat Luro

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