Hubungan antara Peer Support dan Psychological Well-Being pada Komunitas Xtra-Large

Cynthia Pratiwi Sidik, Umar Yusuf Supriatna, Miki Amrilya Wardati

Abstract


Abstract. Obesity has a bad impact on the health of its people, also, obese people often get mocked, lose confidence, easily depressed, feel anxious, obsessed with dieting, and get stigma from the others. Xtra-Large Community is a community of obese people who can  accept themselves truly, have a warm relationship with surrounding people, can face pressure, fight the stigma of society, have a purpose in life and keep develop themselves to be more positive. The behavior of Xtra-Large community members shows a kind of psychological well-being because obese people get peer support after joining the Xtra-Large community. Peer support is a sort of social support that is made to make someone better and become the desired person. The total number of study subject is 68 people from the Xtra-Large community. Data collection of psychological well-being is using psychological well-being measurement tools from Carol D. Ryff. Meanwhile, peer support data collection is using measurement tools that researcher construct herself based on the theory of Solomon. The results showed a correlation value of 0.462, which means that peer support was sufficient to influence the psychological well-being of members of the Xtra-Large community and 64 people had high psychological well-being.

Keywords: Peer support, psychological well-being, obesity

Abstrak. Obesitas berdampak buruk bagi kesehatan penderitanya, selain itu individu obesitas sering mendapat cemoohan, hilang percaya diri, rentan depresi, merasa cemas, obesesi terhadap diet, dan mendapat stigma dari masyarakat. Komunitas Xtra-Large merupakan komunitas yang beranggotakan individu obesitas yang dapat menerima diri apa adanya, memiliki hubungan yang hangat dengan orang disekitarnya, dapat menghadapi tekanan dan melawan stigma dari masyarakat, memiliki tujuan hidup yang ingin dicapai dan terus belajar untuk merubah dirinya menjadi lebih positif. Perilaku anggota komunitas Xtra-Large menggambarkan psychological well-being dan diasumsikan karena individu obesitas mendapatkan peer support setelah bergabung dengan komunitas Xtra-Large. Peer support adalah bentuk dukungan sosial yang dilakukan untuk membuat seseorang menjadi lebih baik dan menjadi suatu pribadi yang diinginkan. Subjek penelitian berjumlah 68 anggota komunitas Xtra-Large. Pengumpulan data psychological well-being dilakukan dengan menggunakan alat ukur psychological wel-being dari Carol D. Ryff. Sedangkan pengumpulan data peer support dilakukan dengan menggunakan alat ukur yang peneliti konstruksikan sendiri berdasarkan teori dari Solomon. Hasil penelitian yang diperoleh menunjukkan nilai korelasi bebesar 0,462 yang artinya peer support cukup mempengaruhi psychological well-being anggota komunitas Xtra-Large. Sebanyak 64 subjek penelitian memiliki psychological well-being yang tinggi.

 

Kata Kunci : Peer Support, Psychological well-being, Obesitas


Keywords


Peer Support, Psychological well-being, Obesitas, obesity

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