Paradoxical Intention Within Group Counseling to Reduce Student Verbal Aggression

Aprezo Pardodi Maba


This research aimed to find out the effectiveness of group counseling with paradoxical intention technique to reduce student verbal aggression. Researchers utilize quasi-experiment method and pretest-posttest design. The sample of this study is students of SMPN 2 Buay Runjung OKU Selatan Period of 2016, which classified in high verbal aggression after filling self-report verbal aggression scale. The data were analyzed with Wilcoxon signed ranks test. Based on Wilcoxon singed rank test Z -2,534 with asymp. Sig 0,012, it meant group counseling with paradoxical intention effective to reduce student verbal aggression.

Keywords: Group counseling, paradoxical intention, verbal aggression.

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