IMPROVING MOTIVATION, SOCIAL INTERACTIONS, AND SOCIAL STUDIES LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH REWARD AND PUNISHMENT
Lastri Bintarum*Sukadari** SMP N 2 Sedayu, PGRI University of Yogyakarta email@example.com
ABSTRACT This research aimed to identify the improvement of students’ learning motivation, social interaction and learning achievement in Social Studies through reward and punishment with 29 students as subjects in this study. Data were collected through questionnaires on students’ learning motivation and learning social interaction, observation on learning process, Social Studies learning test result, and documentation. Data were analyzed by using descriptive qualitative method with percentage. Results show that reward and punishment were able to improve learning motivation with higher category; i.e. 12(41.38%) students increased to be 18(62.07%) students at cycle I and 24(82.76%) students with learning mastery category at cycle II. The applied reward and punishment can also improve students’ learning social interaction of higher category, i.e. 16(55.17%) students increased to 20(68.97%) students at cycle I and 25(86.21%) students attained learning mastery at cycle II. Students’ Social Studies learning achievement also has improved; 14(48.28%) students with learning mastery category at pre-cycle increased to be 22(75.86%) and 27(93.90%) students at cycles I and II, respectively.
Key Words: Learning motivation Social Interaction Learning achievement Reward Punishment
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