Empathy Therapy Reduces Bullying Behaviour

  • Ahmad Bahtiar Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya
  • Suroso Suroso Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya
  • Muhammad Farid Universitas Darul Ulum Jombang


School is a place or institution for students to receive instruction under the supervision of a teacher. In this system, students progress through a series of teaching and learning activities at school. Not only that, bullying is also not spared at school. This study aims to examine the effect of empathy therapy on reducing bullying behavior in elementary school students. This research was conducted at SDN Rangkah 6, Surabaya. The research subjects used in this study were 20 students divided into 10 boys and 10 girls. The research design used was the Experimental Pre-Post Test One Group Design with the Paired Sample T-Test analysis technique. The results showed that significance = 0,000 (p <0,05) and the average bullying behavior during the posttest (10,90) was lower than the average bullying behavior during the pretest (18,98), meaning Empathy training is effective in reducing bullying behavior in public elementary school students.

Keywords: : Bullying; Empathy Therapy; Elementary School Students


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