Performance of Selected Students' Association in a Tertiary Institution in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Abstract

Nadia Sasmita Wijayanti, Voettie Wisataone, Rosidah

The research aims to describe working programs and explore student association performances at the Faculty of the Economics State University of Yogyakarta through the 2017 working program. The research method applied was the qualitative method. Data were collected by conducting observations, documentation, and in-depth interviews. The research sample consisted of two representatives (the chairman and the vice-chairman) of six student associations, so the total sample informants were twelve. The data were analyzed by conducting the triangulation test. Research findings indicated that the planned working programs could be integrated with the faculty vision and mission by 100%. Performances of the Faculty of Economics State University of Yogyakarta's student association were explored by planning, implementing, and evaluating their working programs. Thus, professionalism and mandate in the board's responsibility should be improved so that the targets set in each work program can be achieved as expected because student association was beneficial to enhance their leadership, negotiation, social, and emotional competencies. Both policymakers and student counselors should facilitate and evolve the standardization of successful projects or performances.

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