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Nissa Tarnoto
Fatwa Tentama
Dessy Pranungsari


Pre-school aged children, Role Play, Social skill, Street children community, Training


Purpose: This research aims at identifying the influence of Role Play method in increasing the social skill of pre-school aged street children. The experimental design used is one group pre-test post-test design.

Methodology: The method of collecting the data uses observation using check list as the primary data and uses an interview to get secondary data. The subject of the research involves five children with the characteristics of living in Yogyakarta, pre-school aged street children of 3.5-6 years old, and children of the young street mother.

Result: The research result shows there is a significant difference in their social skill between before the training (pretest) and after the training (post-test). The means of social skill score is higher after the training than before the training using Role Play method.

Implications: Wilcoxon non-parametric statistical analysis is used to analyze the data. Each subject is analyzed qualitatively to know their social skill difference between before and after the training using a Role Play method.


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