International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Self Esteem and Moral Intelligence in Adolescents
Nawang Warsi Wulandari, Marthen Pali, Imanuel Hitipeuw, Adi Atmoko

The purpose of this study is to know whether there is/isn't an effect of self-esteem on moral intelligence in adolescents. The subjects in this research are the adolescents of Junior High School as many as 116 people. The measurement instrument used in this research is the moral intelligence scale and the scale of self-esteem.The results of the validity test on the research instrument obtained the data that at the scale of moral intelligence there are 34 valid items and on the scale of self-esteem there are 27 valid items. The reliability test of each scale uses the Alpha Cronbach formula. The reliability test results show that the scale of moral intelligence (0.887) and the scale of self-esteem (0.906), including very reliable.The data in this research are analyzed by using the simple regression techniques. The results of data analysis obtained F = 40.500 with a significance of 0.000. This shows that there is a significant effect of self-esteem on the moral intelligence. The effective contribution of self-esteem to the moral intelligence is 0.262.This shows that the range influence of social interaction on the moral intelligence is 26.2%, while 73.8% is influenced by the other factors. The results of this study can be used as a consideration for choosing a method in an effort to increase the moral intelligence in adolescents.

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