PENGARUH ASSOCIATIVE PLAY TERHADAP TINGKAT STRESS PADA ANAK USIA 3-5 TAHUN
The Phenomenon of fear more experienced by the child during pre-school than any other time.
Continual fear will cause stress. This study aims to determine the effect of associative play on stress
levels in children aged 3-5 years. The methods used was quasy-experimental design with one grup pre
test post test approach. Large sample is 25 students who experience stress. The research instrument was
the School Anxiety Scale-Teacher Report (SAS-TR) questionnaire sheet. The results showed the stress
level of children aged 3-5 years before associative play, namely the majority of respondents (52%)
experienced moderate stress and after associative play experienced mild stress (60%). The results of the
study were analyzed using the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test with dan = 0.05 and showed the value of r
value = 0,000 so that r value < H0, then H0 was rejected which means that there was an associative play
effect on stress levels in children aged 3-5 years.