The Influence of Roleplay Simulation on the Moral Development of Children Aged 8-9 Years Old
Keywords:: role-play stimulation, children’s, moral development
Background : A lack of moral development might increase negative moral behavior. Drama, as a part of
role-play, can stimulate the moral development of children aged 8-9 years.
Objective : The purpose of this study is to explain the effect of role-play on the moral development of
children aged 8-9 years
Method : This research applied pre-experimental one-group pre-post test design. The population in this
study was children aged 8-9 years with a total of 47 children. A sample of 15 respondents was taken using
purposive sampling. The independent variable in this study is role-play stimulation, while the dependent
variable is the moral development of children aged 8-9 years. Data collection was done using observation
sheets, then analyzed using Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test with significance ? = 0.05.
Result: Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test shows that stimulation through role-play can influence the moral
development of children aged 8-9 years with p = 0.001.
Conclusion: The results of this study conclude that role-play stimulation can improve children’s moral
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