Dangdut Koplo Singing Activity on Anxiety Levels in Final Year Nursing Students
Keywords:anxiety, dangdut koplo, students, thesis
Background: Final-year students face many obstacles in working on their thesis, which causes them to experience anxiety. Strategies are needed that can reduce the level of anxiety experienced by students. The activity of singing dangdut koplo can reduce anxiety levels because the characteristics produced by dangdut koplo can make those who listen to it and even sing it feel happy.
Objective: To determine the effect of dangdut koplo singing activities on the anxiety level of final semester students who are still writing their theses at the University of Indonesia Maju.
Method: This research uses the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS) anxiety level questionnaire, a pre-experimental method with a one-group pre/post-test design approach, and a non-probability sampling technique with a purposive sampling model. The research was conducted at the University of Indonesia Maju from November to February 2023 with a total sample of 15 final-year nursing students. Data collection using the HARS anxiety questionnaire. Data analysis used univariate tests, the Sapiro – Wilk normality test, and the Wilcoxon test as a bivariate test.
Results: The research results showed that 10 students (66.6%) experienced mild anxiety before being given the Dangdut Koplo singing treatment. After being given the Dangdut Koplo treatment, as many as 8 students (53.3%) experienced a decrease in their anxiety level, namely, they did not experience anxiety. Based on the results of data processing using the Wilcoxon test, the results obtained were (p=0.001).
Conclusion: There is an influence of singing dangdut koplo on the level of anxiety in final-year nursing students.