The Effect of Bibliotherapy on the Self Esteem among Early Adolescents


Low self-esteem can result in depression, suicide, anorexia nervosa, juvenile delinquency and, self-adjustment problems Bibliotherapy is one type of therapy that uses the activity of reading literature for therapeutic purpose. Previous literature mentions that this therapy has been helpful to deal with psychological problems. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of bibliotherapy on the self-esteem of early adolescents. Method used A quantitative, pre-experimental design with a one-group pretest-posttest approach was conducted. Simple random sampling was used to recruit the participant, and a total of 11 participants were involved in this study. The primary outcome was measured by Coppersmith Self Esteem Inventory (CSEI) instrument. The results of this study show that there is an influence of bibliotherapy on the self-esteem of early adolescents (t value = 0.001, p = 0.05). Conclusions it recommends optimizing the use of storybooks to increase self-esteem in early adolescence.

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