The effectiveness of solution-focused brief counseling (SFBC) in group settings to improve student self-control

  • Nurul Hikmah STKIP Bima, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia


This research is carried out as a consideration on the low self-control of junior high school students during their adolescence. The aim of this research is to examine the effectiveness of Solution-Focused Brief Counseling in group setting to increase the students’ self-control. A quantitative approach with a quasi-experimental research design was applied in this research. It was conducted at SMP 6 Cimahi; 15 students were involved. The instrument used was designed based on the aspects of self-control which refers to Arevill's theoretical concepts (Lestari, 2012). The data collection were analyzed by using Mann-Whitney Testing. The findings show that Solution Focused Brief Counseling is effective in improving the students’ self-control. It is shown on the result of effectiveness testing, the students’ mean scores in each aspect of self-control in experimental group, and some positive changes of their behaviors in each counseling session.