• Anandanindyas N.J. Paramesti Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  • Amung Ma'mun School of Postgraduate Studies, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  • Berliana School of Postgraduate Studies, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Keywords: Life skills, sports extracurriculars, non - sports extracurriculars


Life skills are basically a personal skill or ability that develops certain skills, attitudes, and values that can be facilitated and developed to become provisions for facing life in the future. Extracurricular is an activity carried out by students outside school hours. This activity aims to be able to develop the personality values, talents, and abilities of students in various fields outside the academic field. These extracurricular activities themselves can be in the form of sports or non - sports activities which have a positive aim for the progress of the students themselves. By participating in these activities, a person can not only develop their personality, they can also develop the talents and interests they have. Both of these activities can contribute to the cultivation and development of students' life skills. However, until now no empirical data has been found regarding the extent of the contribution of sports and non - sports extracurricular activities in the development of life skills. For this reason, further research is needed regarding life skills in extracurricular activities at school. This study aims to analyze the comparison of the level of life skills of sports and non - sports extracurricular students at senior high schools in Sumedang. This study uses an incidental sampling technique, in which anyone who meets the researcher by chance can be used as a sample if it is deemed that the person met by chance is suitable as a data source. The research method used is a quantitative descriptive method. The research instrument used was the Life Skills Scala for Sport (LSSS) questionnaire. Data analysis in this study was descriptive statistics with data processing using Statistical Product for Social Science (SPSS) version 26. The results of this study found a comparative value of the level of life skills in the group of students who took part in sports extracurriculars to get 72%, while the group who took part in extracurricular non - exercise gained 68%. Then the percentage data for each of the 8 life skills components are generated, namely the cooperation component 13%, goal setting 15%, time management 13%, leadership 11%, emotional skills 15%, social skills 20%, and problem solving and decision making components 13%. Then from the results of the data that has been obtained it can be concluded that the sports extracurricular group has a better level of life skills than the non - sports extracurricular group. And the component that dominates each extracurricular group is the social skills component.