Altruism Among Teachers in Jakarta

Abstract

Altrusim is an important aspect in a teacher. Altruism is an attitude to pay attention on other’s well-being without concerning the self (Baston, 1987). Teachers need to pay more attention to their students’ well-being rather than their personal well-being. Altruism in education is associated with connectedness in interpersonal relationships and involvement in physical and emotional setting in educational environment. A person who has a sense of connectedness has characteristics of keeping up to date, being involved, willing to share with others in social relationships and having a sense of accompaniment (Ijsselsteijn et al, 2003, Romero et al, 2004, 2007). This research is aimed at obtaining teachers altruism in Jakarta associated with the teachers’ attitude toward their students in education. Connectedness is measured based on a) duration of relationships, b) frequency of interaction, c) knowledge of the other person’s goal, d) sense of intimacy, e) self-disclosure to others, f) familiarity to others (Starzyk et al, 2006). The result reflects altruism and connectedness in teachers’ attitude in education in Jakarta. Discussions include considerations for the educational program.

Keywords: altruism, teachers, connectedness, education



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Reza Olitalia, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia

Paper Information
Conference: ACP2013
Stream: Psychology

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