Counseling Based on Andragogy Via WhatsApp to Reduce Students' Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
This study is an analysis of andragogy-based counseling via WhatsApp to reduce anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic. The aim of this study is to analyze the implications of andragogy-based counseling via WhatsApp to reduce anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic. This study uses a qualitative approach which includes comparing the acquisition of empirical data and library data. The subjects used in this study were two Guidance and Counseling teachers and four students at SMA Negeri 7 Purworejo. The
... technique of determining the sample is using simple random sampling and it does not require certain criteria, but it is only limited to the subject of Guidance and Counseling teachers and the subject of students. This study technically uses descriptive qualitative analysis as the research method. The data collection tool used in this study is interviews, the results of these interviews are used as empirical data to be compared with library data. Sequential data analysis is triangulation, reduction, data presentation, and drawing conclusions. The result of this study showed that andragogy-based counseling via WhatsApp to reduce anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic was beneficial for students and facilitated the provision of services from Guidance and Counseling teachers. Online counseling services are a solution to service limitations during the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the Andragogy-based counseling services to reduce anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic are beneficial for teachers and students, but in practice they must refer to certain counseling approaches according to the type of anxiety experienced by students.