by Rena Yulia Lestari*
Adolescence is a time where emotional stress rises especially under social pressure and new condition. A teenager is considered having reached emotional maturity when he does not explode his emotion in front of other people but control it correctly and in the way that is accepted by the others. The increase of aggressive behavior is one of the examples of teenagers inability to control aggression. Teenagers who are emotionally immature can be more easily aggressive than the others who are emotionally mature.If teenagers do not control their emotion and aggression, they will have problems dealing with social relation which makes them difficult to adapt with their environment.
The aims of the research are: (1) to know the emotional maturity, (2) self adaptation level, (3) aggression control, (4) the relationship between emotional maturity and self adaptation, (5) the relationship between aggression control and self adaptation, and (6) the relationship among emotional maturity, aggression control, and self adaptation on students of SMK Pekerjaan Umum (PU) Malang.
This research uses quantitative research with descriptive and correlation research design. The subjects of this research are the students of Class X of Motorcycle Engineering Department, Class X Automotive Machinery Department, and Class X of Survey Department at SMK PU Malang. The sampling technique used here is total sampling. The instruments used in this research are emotional maturity scale, aggression control scale, and self adaptation scale with Likert scaling model. This research uses descriptive analysis and correlation analysis of Product Moment Pearson with significant level 5%.
The research results show that: (1) there are many students of SMK PU Malang who have medium emotional maturity level; (2) there are many students of SMK PU Malang who have medium aggression control level; (3) there are many students of SMK PU Malang who have medium self adaptation level; (4) there is a positive and low correlation between emotional maturity and self adaptation; (5) there is a positive and high correlation between aggression control and self adaptation; and (6) there is a relation among emotional maturity, aggression control, and self adaptation with effective contribution 31,7%.
Based on the research results, counselors are expected to give their students any knowledge in relation to emotion and guide them how to handle emotion and control it correctly through special guidance, seminar about problems with emotional aggression behavior, or students� self adaptation. In addition, next researchers are expected to use the research results as reference to develop another research about emotional maturity, aggression control, and self adaptation using different methods, for example, using qualitative research to complete data accuracy