ADVERSITY QUOTIENT OF LATE ADOLESCENCE: A LESSON TO BUILD SURVIVAL SKILL FROM EARLY LIFE

Eka Dian Aprilia

Abstract


The main role of late adolescence is to build a career and make a successful study. Nowadays, looking for a good job is such a difficult thing to do, it needs self-conviction and integrity. To face the problems required a struggling power that known as adversity quotient. Adversity quotient is the main part of what people need to achieve success, that is, the ability to survive and face difficulties in every problem. This study was intended to describe the adversity quotient of college students in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.  This study used a quantitative descriptive method.  As many as 330 college students participated in this study by using incidental sampling. Significant differences in adversity quotient were found between male and female participants and the level of their participation in the organization. The results of this study found that most of the respondents were at Camper level. Female participants dominated the Climber level while male participants dominated the Quitter level.  Individuals who were in the Camper type would tend to stop in the middle of trying because they could not face the difficulties, while individuals in the climber type would endeavor to the end. It was concluded that strengthening the ability to face obstacles and be able to think positively need to be developed from an early age so that individuals will be able to deal and cope well with difficulties in their life.

Keywords: Adversity Quotient, Late Adolescence, Gender, Survive Skill


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