Dialogic reading untuk mengembangkan pemahaman empati anak usia 3-4 tahun

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The increasing number of children as offenders shows that children need empathy as buffer for their behavior. Empathy understanding will help children to have perspectives of what other people feel, hence children will have some consideration before act. The aim of this research is to test the effectiveness dialogic reading to develop empathy understanding of children age 3-4 years old. The effectiveness of dialogic reading is measured using Empathy Scale for Children (ESC). The Research design is one group pre-test-post-test design. This research using dialogic reading, which is interactive reading method between the storyteller and children. The dialogic reading uses 4 picture storybooks each about happy, sad, anger and scare that conducted for 4 days at XY Kindergarten, Payakumbuh, West Sumatra. The statistical results demonstrate that there is significant difference at children's empathy understanding score before and after the dialogic reading. For further research, can do the behavior checklist before and after the intervention or do one to one book reading with teacher or parent.
Original languageIndonesian
Pages (from-to)1-16
JournalJurnal Ilmiah Psikologi Terapan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • Empathy
  • book reading
  • picture storybook
  • dialogic reading

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