This research was conducted to determine the effectiveness of peer-helping to reduce academic-stress of students collaboratively, and the effectiveness of peer-helping to reduce academic-stress of students individually. This study used Single Subject Research with ABA design. The subjects were 6 students who demonstrated high academic-stress symptoms. The instruments used were; academic-stress scale, self-reflection sheets, observation rubrics, and student worksheets. Data were analyzed by using visual data analysis and Wilcoxon matched pairs signed ranks test. The results of this study were (1) peer-helping is effective to reduce students’ academic-stress collaboratively; (2) peer-helping is also effective to reduce students’ academic-stress individually.
*The Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Padang, West Sumatera
†Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Universitas Kanjuruhan Malang, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Ifdil is licensed counselor at the Indonesian Counselors Association and a private counselor, the professional in mental health counseling, crisis counseling and internet addiction intervention. The other author declares no conflict of interest.
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