//The Javanesse Adolescents’ Self: Ideal Self and Self Representation in The Presence of Parents

The Javanesse Adolescents’ Self: Ideal Self and Self Representation in The Presence of Parents

Ardian Praptomojati1), Yopina Galih Pertiwi1) Sulasmi Sudirman1) Kwartarini W. Yuniarti1) Uichol Kim2)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore an adolescent’s ideal self and how they perceived themselves in the presence of parents. This study used an Indigenous Psychology approach employingthe open-ended questionnaire developed by Kim (2008).Thequestions that had to be answered by the respondents were: “My ideal self, I am…”, “When I am with my mother, I am…”, and “When I am with my father, I am…”. A total of 390 Senior High School students in Java, Indonesia(152 males; 238 females)participatedin this study. Data was analyzed by categorizing, coding, then cross tabulating the responses.The data showed that the males had a tendency to have a strong character, whereas the females had a tendency to have self-actualization. However, there was also difference about how adolescent perceived themselves when they are with their parents. The males had a tendency to devote to their parents, whereas the females had a tendency to have positive emotion. The result showed that ideal self may be in uenced by self-representation when being in the presence of others, in study is in the presence of parents.

Keywords: ideal self, self-representation, parents, adolescent, Javanese

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