Children’s self-esteem crisis during Indonesian post-pandemic

Wahyuni, Esa Nur, Maksum, Ali, Efiyanti, Alfiana Yuli, Baharuddin, Baharuddin and Muhayani, Ulfah (2023) Children’s self-esteem crisis during Indonesian post-pandemic. Presented at The 4th Annual International Conference on Language, Literature and Media (AICOLLIM 2022), 21-22 Sep 2022, Malang, Indonesia.

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Although the pandemic is starting to subside, the impact still leaves problems threatening children’s development. This study aims to explain that in the transition period to the new normal, children experience impaired self- esteem development as an important element that supports child development. The study relies on an empirical approach through self-report data in the form of bibliotherapy from 15 children in grades 5 and 6 of elementary school about their experiences during the covid pandemic and the new normal period. Then, the data are analysed qualitatively. The study results showed that children’s self-esteem experienced a crisis through three conditions: the child’s self-image, which tends to be negative about himself. The inability of children to build friendships is shown by their failure to develop social interactions with their peers. The unhappiness experienced throughout Covid-19 is that children have feelings of boredom, stress, and dissatisfaction. The condition indicates that children lose confidence which threatens the development of self-esteem. Although the pandemic has decreased, life behavior during the Covid-19 pandemic can become a lifestyle in the future. This study suggests the need for attention from all parties, families, schools, and the wider community, so children’s self-esteem growth is not constrained. So, this can support the formation of children’s welfare as the transition from the pandemic to the new normal progress.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: self-esteem; children’s well-being; pandemic transition; negative self-image; stigmatization
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology
Depositing User: DR ESA NUR WAHYUNI
Date Deposited: 19 May 2023 13:32


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