THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TOKEN ECONOMY TO IMPROVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EARLY CHILDHOOD’S BEHAVIOR

Elizabeth Prima, Putu Indah Lestari

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to analyze the improvement of early childhood responsibility behavior through Token Economy. Responsible behavior is the foundation of character building that is important to be developed. Children who are accustomed to responsible behavior tend to grow up to be disciplined in every aspect. Therefore, behavioral fostering of responsibility should begin at an early age because it will determine the child's responsibility when they mature. This study was conducted in group A of Denpasar Kindergarten in 2018/2019 Academic Year. It employs Classroom Action Research using observation method. The subjects of this classroom action research consisted of 17 children aged 4 to 5. The object of this study is the implementation of Token Economy to improve the behavior of early childhood responsibility. The results obtained in First Cycle showed that 10 children (58.82%) had reached completion, while in second cycle 14 children (82.35%) achieved completion. From the first and second cycle, there was an increase in responsibility behavior of 26.53% through the implementation of Token Economy. It appears that the implementation of Token Economy can improve the behavior of early childhood responsibility.
Keywords: token economy, responsibility, early childhood


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