An Emergence of Character Leaders Through Honesty as a Moral Virtue

Kama Abdul Hakam, Siti Nurbayani, Ratna Fitria, Warlim Isya

Abstract

In the moment of the present time, behaviors of leaders are various viewed in terms of their styles. On one hand, there are polite leaders yet committing corruption and on the other hand, there are firm leaders yet they cannot control their attitudes so that they end up into the jail. The democratization initiated since the reformation requires political actors to be more open, honest and decisive in their political activities. However, in its implementation of the openness, honesty and firmness displayed by the political elite is often not in the frame of politeness so that it ethically creates controversy and community rejection. Moreover, this impoliteness is then extended by the news in the free and open communication media. Therefore, all these actions are watched by all people, including the young generation who are psychologically in search of identity. When people watch and adopt the positive things from their leaders, this circumstance is indeed as expected. However, if the case is vice versa in which people, especially younger generation mostly adopt negative values from their leaders, it is certainly very regrettable. In this present study, a quantitative approach employed in order to explore the significance of the value information affecting the young generation. With respect to the research sites, the research was conducted at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Universitas Islam Negeri, and Universitas Parahiyangan. The Guttuman scale as the research instrument was employed in this study using two firm and consistent answers, namely yes value (1) and no value (0). The results showed that there was a correlation between the internalization of values and the character formation. In fact, not all people are able to pass the process of internalization of value, and 82% of young generation has once lied.

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Hakam K., Nurbayani S., Fitria R. and Isya W. (2017). An Emergence of Character Leaders Through Honesty as a Moral Virtue.In 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 2: ICSE, ISBN 978-989-758-316-2, pages 156-160. DOI: 10.5220/0007106107960800


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icse17,
author={Kama Abdul Hakam and Siti Nurbayani and Ratna Fitria and Warlim Isya},
title={An Emergence of Character Leaders Through Honesty as a Moral Virtue},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 2: ICSE,},
year={2017},
pages={156-160},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007106107960800},
isbn={978-989-758-316-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 2: ICSE,
TI - An Emergence of Character Leaders Through Honesty as a Moral Virtue
SN - 978-989-758-316-2
AU - Hakam K.
AU - Nurbayani S.
AU - Fitria R.
AU - Isya W.
PY - 2017
SP - 156
EP - 160
DO - 10.5220/0007106107960800