Principal Social Sensitivity: A Descriptive Study at Rejang Lebong State High School

Helmi Helmi(1), Manap Somantri(2), Zakaria Zakaria(3),
(1) SMA Negeri 7 Rejang Lebong, Indonesia
(2) Universitas Bengkulu, Indonesia
(3) Universitas Bengkulu, Indonesia


As a leader the principal must have several competencies. Social competence is one of the competencies that must be possessed by the principal as a leader in the school. This is directly related to the way the principal communicates with all school residents. If the school principal has sensitivity towards all school members, there will be no obstacles, so the aims and objectives of the school will be more easily achieved. Therefore, researchers are interested in conducting research on how the principal's social sensitivity to citizens or community groups in schools. The purpose of this study is to describe the principal's social sensitivity towards other people or groups. The benefits of the research are expected by knowing this, principals can consider better behavior patterns. The results of the study revealed that social competence in terms of social sensitivity to other people or other groups, the head of SMA Negeri (State High School) 11 Rejang Lebong was able to play a role as a decision maker, especially in overcoming various problems that occur at school, creative and able to offer solutions, involving religious leaders, the community, and government in resolving various problems, being objective / not taking sides in resolving internal conflicts, being sympathetic / considerate and empathizing with others. Researchers provide advice to school principals to continue efforts to social sensitivity to other people or other groups, especially in SMA Negeri 11 Rejang Lebong.

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