Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of Engineering and Implementation on Vocational Education (ACEIVE 2018), 3rd November 2018, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

A Descriptive Study on Character of Non-Formal Education Students

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-11-2018.2285749,
        author={Elizon  Nainggolan and Nasib Tua Lumban Gaol and Edidon  Hutasuhut and Feriyansyah  Feriyansyah},
        title={A Descriptive Study on Character of Non-Formal Education Students},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of Engineering and Implementation on Vocational Education (ACEIVE 2018), 3rd November 2018, North Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ACEIVE},
        year={2019},
        month={7},
        keywords={university students character problems quantitative research},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-11-2018.2285749}
    }
    
  • Elizon Nainggolan
    Nasib Tua Lumban Gaol
    Edidon Hutasuhut
    Feriyansyah Feriyansyah
    Year: 2019
    A Descriptive Study on Character of Non-Formal Education Students
    ACEIVE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-11-2018.2285749
Elizon Nainggolan1,*, Nasib Tua Lumban Gaol2, Edidon Hutasuhut2, Feriyansyah Feriyansyah2
  • 1: Department of Non-Formal Education, State University of Medan, Medan
  • 2: Department of Christian Religious Education, Anugerah Sinagoge Medan Theological Seminary, Medan
*Contact email: e.nainggolan@gmail.com

Abstract

Character is very necessary for university students. However, many of the students show poor performance due to their character problems. The purpose of this research was to describe how character of non-formal education students while studying at University. There were 265 undergraduate students as research population. After determining sample randomly, out of 120 students who participated in this study, there are four main characters performed by non-formal students consist of: (1) lack of creative mind in learning and socializing with other friends; (2) plagiarism while conducting assignments; (3) Laziness to comprehending text book and journal; (4) undisciplined to study. Therefore, lecturers should more engage students to take a part seriously in the learning process in order to build students’ character. Further study may consider investigating how to solve non-formal students’ character.