Indonesian Adolescents Attitude Toward Their Grandparents: Perspective from The Youth

Authors

  • Santi Sulandari Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Wiwien Dinar Prastiti Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Fitriana Dwi Hastuti Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Alisa Putri Utari Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18533/journal.v9i6.1939

Keywords:

Adolescents, Attitude, Grandparents, Older people

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to describe the attitudes of adolescents to their grandparents from the point of view of adolescents. The primary method that would be used in this study was a qualitative approach using in-depth interviews. This study involved ten teenagers in Surakarta, Indonesia, who were selected through purposive sampling. Data analysis employed the thematic analysis with the help of the Nvivo 12 program. The results of this study classified adolescent attitudes into positive and negative attitudes that were broken down into three components of attitudes, namely cognitive, affective, and conative. Cognitive included positive views of adolescents towards their grandparents, in the form of giving advice, attention, and forgiveness, while the negative views were individuals who had a decreased physical condition, easily angry and offended, and impatient. Besides, for affective, the positive feelings were in the form of feeling happy, relaxed, and comfortable, while the negative feelings included: angry and upset, less comfortable, and tense. As for the positive behaviors, they were giving help, greeting, obedient, and consider older people as friends, while the negative behaviors included: not listening to advice, do not obey orders, speak loudly, and refuse to give help.Keywords: Adolescents; Attitude; Grandparents; Older people 

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