MASA PUBERTAS ANAK TUNANETRA

PUGUH SETIYOKO

Abstract


ABSTRACT


Blind students are difficult to recognize the signs of puberty since they are unable to see them in the society. To respond to this problem, this study is aimed at describing blind students’ responsesto their puberty’s growth and development, specifically their; 1) basic knowledge of puberty, 2) physical growth, 3) intellectual development, 4) language development, 5) emotional development, 6) social development, 7) moral and religious development, and 8) responsesto their puberty’s growth and development.


This study applied descriptive qualitative analysis design. The data were collected by using observation, interview, and documentation and analyzed by data reduction, display, and verification.


The results of blind students’ puberty development at Special State Secondary School in Cerme, Gresik shows that; 1) their basic knowledge of puberty is still low, 2) there are some obstacles for blind students in responding to their physical growth such as being shocked for their physical changes that make them unable to accept their sex role in the society, 3) they have a good intellectual development but are unable to make decision and need assistance in solving the problem, 4) they have a good language development, 5) parents’ behavior of constraining their children makes them too careful, lacking self-confidence, difficult to believe in someone else and have negative thinking about other people, and get easily alluded all which consequently make them unable to have many friends, 6) their less opportunity to recognize the behavioral pattern makes their social development of blind students grow much late, 7) blind students’ puberty is equalized with their level of moral maturity, that is their religious belief.Therefore, it is concluded that blind students at Special State Secondary School in Cerme, Gresik can respond their puberty growth and development.


Keywords: Descriptive Qualitative Analysis Design, Puberty


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