Character education and the rise of mental health in Muhammadiyah Boarding School: the case of MBS Pleret Yogyakarta

Rahmah Hidayati, Arif Rahman, Zalik Nuryana, Yusutria Yusutria


This study aims to determine various characters implemented in the modern Islamic Muhammadiyah Boarding School (MBS), in order for students to maintain good mental health. The need for character education implemented in the students’ self is minimum, and their moral decrease in some aspects such as socialization, attitude, and speech, which require more attention given by each individual, for example, parents, teachers, or societies. This research was a case study field research in which the researcher carefully investigated a program, event, activity, process, or individual whose case is time-limited and activity is determined by using a qualitative approach. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis. The researcher has analyzed the research based on data obtained from interviews, observation, and documentation. The result is RISTA, which stands for Religious Character, Independence, Social Character, Team Building, and Takzim. Implementing these character values can benefit students' mental health, resulting in MBS graduates with strong Islamic personalities and good mental health. The conclusion shows that supporting and obstacle factors of character education in MBS Pleret are parents' support, assistance consistency teacher, dynamic and continuous boarding school program, conducive atmosphere, and environment.



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