Cultivating Grit for Students Career Maturity: An Overview of Christian Education Approach to Combat Covid-19 Pandemic Effect
International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub,
2020, Volume 2, Issue 7, Pages 131-135
AbstractChristian educators often struggle to motivate students in pandemic era. There was a big crisis among them to develop the ability to manage strong emotions and respond effectively to stressful situations, which affected to their career maturity. It was necessary to cultivate “perseverance and passion for long-term goals,” named grit. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of grit to career maturity. This study was a quantitative research, applied causal design. The research subjects were Christian college students in East Java, 90 in numbers, using random sampling. The analysis was done by using simple linier regression and obtained the coefficient of determination 0.923. It meant that grit influenced students’ career maturity by 92.3%, while 7.7% was influenced by other factors. From the finding, to combat Covid-19 pandemic effect that caused students’ career maturity had been decreasing, Christian educators should cultivate grit.
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