Self-Regulation in Critical Thinking Skills of Buddhist Teenagers for Solving Problems in Indonesia

Teenagers are age-prone to new problems that arise in day life. In the face of problems in Buddhism, adolescents are taught to be independent from early adolescence to dealing with various problems in their lives. The adolescent in the Buddhist teenagers’ has the independence ability taught in the Buddhist theory that “make yourself a protector for yourself”, so that the individual is required to use his mind in conquering himself.” Self-regulation is component of critical thinking skills as the ability to control ourself to solve the problem where in behaving need consideration using thought for making decision. Critical thinking skills is a thought process that includes the ability to interpret, analyze information, evaluate the problem, conclude for decision-making, and ends with self-regulation. This study aims to identify qualitatively the representative of self-regulatory in critical thinking skills on the Buddhist adolescents in solving the problem. In the results of this study, the representation of self-regulatory of the Buddhist teenagers’ critical thinking in solving problems uses independence and thinking systematically without instruction to solve the problems. This research is supporting theory about critical thinking that includes aspects of self-regulation and improvement of self-regulatory can be started by group exercise.

Lucky Nindi Riandika Marfu’i, A. Juntika Nurihsan, Dr. Nurhudaya, Vismaia Sabariah Damaianti