Social Skills of Students with Disabilities at Elementary Level in Inclusive School Setting

Fitri Dwi Arini, Sunardi Sunardi, Sri Yamtinah


Social skills evidently played an important role for students to develop their lives as individuals and members of society, citizens and members of mankind. The objectives of this research were to find out the level of social skill among students with disabilities at the elementary level in inclusive school and to discover the dispersion of social skills level of students by their disability categories. Data were collected from teachers to rate the social skills students with disabilities using a 4-point Likert questionnaire. The research findings indicated that students with disabilities' mean score were 44.45 from minimum 30 and maximum 63, which is closest to the minimum. The levels of social skills' student with disabilities tend to the fair to very poor level (82.5%). Effective social skills instruction, such as intensive social skills training is required to enhance the level of social skills of students with disabilities in inclusive school.


social skills; students with disabilities; inclusive school setting; bullying-related social skills

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