Positive Thinking against Students’ Stress who are Active in Student Organization During the Pandemic

  • Herlan Pratikto Psychology Faculty, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya, Surabaya,Indonesia
  • Yohana Agatha Christina Ongkowidjojo Psychology Faculty, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya, Surabaya,Indonesia


COVID-19 has spread throughout the world since November 2019 and make all people in the world having to adapt so they’re able to prevent the transmission of the virus. The enforcement of emergency regulations to deal with this pandemic has an impact on all aspects of human life, include education. Not only teaching and learning activities, but also organizational activities that were previously carried out on campus, now have to be transferred at home.
This study aims to determine the relationship between positive thinking with the stress of students who are active in organizations during the pandemic. The subjects of this study were 50 students who are members of student organizations on campus. The method used in this research is quantitative with purposive sampling. Data collection uses google form which is distributed via WhatsApp, Line, and Instagram. the data collected were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) 20.0 for Windows program. The research finding show that there is a correlation between thinking positive and Students’ stress level (rxy) 0,302 and sig 0,033 <0,05. It means that stress level on students who are active in student organization affected by their skill to do positive thinking.
Keywords: College Student, Stress, Positive Thinking.


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