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The Effect of Pschoeducation of Stress and Progressive Muscle Relaxation Practice Towards Decreasing Stress Level of Church Deacon Workers

Volume: 74  ,  Issue: 1 , April    Published Date: 21 April 2021
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 626  ,  Download: 437 , Pages: 62 - 69    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP100741420211839


# Author Name
1 Ricky Valentino Santoso
2 Nilam Widyarini


The church deacons as the social worker are more likely to have stress. It happens because their works are full with needs and emotions. Their stresses are coming from the congregation (members of church) who need help of the financial problems which is out of the capability of the church deacons. The purpose of this research is to decreasing the stress level of the church deacons. This research is using the non-random subject sampling as known as the saturated sample, which the intervention is given to 11 church deacons. The intervention is a psycho education for stress and progressive muscle relaxation and 7 sessions of progressive muscle relaxation practice. This is an experimental research with one group pre-test post-test design. Using the PSS-10 (Perceived Stress Scale-10) test for data sampling and Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test for data analysis. The intervention output shows there is a significant decreased stress level on church deacons (Z = -2.952, a = .003).


  • progressive muscle relaxation
  • Church
  • Deacon worker
  • stres