Training on Positive Thinking and Self-Efficiency in Writing Thesis

  • Magdalena Hanoum FISIP Unisma
  • Dian Iva Prestiana
  • Annisa Meylinda
  • Dinda Tri Septiningtyas
  • Siska Puspitasari
Keywords: Positive Thinking Training, Self Efficacy in Writing Thesis


In general, every student is required to prepare a final project or thesis, as one of the requirements for obtaining a bachelor's degree (S1) at a university. Based on the experience of researchers as thesis supervisors and some research results, in the thesis preparation process, most students experience various obstacles. These various obstacles can come from within the student himself (internal factors) such as increased anxiety, decreased self-efficacy in compiling a thesis, as well as from the environment around the student (external factors), such as; harmony and family support, peer support. Based on the experience of researchers as counselors and from the results of research, these various obstacles can be overcome if managed properly, by thinking positively. This experimental study aims to determine the effect of providing positive thinking training on self-efficacy in preparing a thesis for students. The experimental research design pretest-posttest control group design with the experimental group and the control group amounted to 15 people each for each group. The research subjects were students of 45 Bekasi Islamic University who were writing their thesis. The results of the pretest-posttest measurements after the training were held, showed differences. There was a significant increase in student self-efficacy after taking positive thinking training. Hypothesis testing using Paired Sample T-test analysis shows the value of Sig. (2-tailed) of 0.000 (p <0.05) which means that the null hypothesis (Ho) is rejected, there is a difference or increase in self-efficacy in completing the thesis before and after being given training.