Menulis Naratif Dengan Menjaraki-Diri Mampu Menurunkan Gejala Depresi

  • Setiawati Intan Savitri universitas mercubuana
  • Bagus Takwin
  • Indri Romdonah


This research wants to find out whether there is a significant effect of writing techniques using own-name, as an intervention to reduce the level of depression. Subjects were young adults with moderate depression. Two interventions were carried out namely expressive writing and narrative self-distancing. The total of participants were 5, 2 participated in expressive writing interventions and 3 others participated in self-distancing narrative writing interventions. A single case-design experimental method and quantitative content analysis are used. The intervention process uses A-B-A design, where there are 3 phases, namely pre-intervention, intervention and follow-up which is carried out for 3 consecutive weeks. BDI-II as a baseline to measure the level of participant depression with a score between 0 - 63. The results showed that the level of participant depression measured by BDI-II from 3 participants who wrote narratives with self-distancing continued to decrease, 2 participants who wrote expressive writing showed inconsistent BDI-II results. The results of inter-rater validation using Cohen’s Kappa are at 0.759 - 0.844 which means very good. Content analysis shows that self-distancing narrative writing was relatively less in depressive sentences compared to participants in the expressive writing group. 


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How to Cite
SAVITRI, Setiawati Intan; TAKWIN, Bagus; ROMDONAH, Indri. Menulis Naratif Dengan Menjaraki-Diri Mampu Menurunkan Gejala Depresi. Jurnal Ilmu Perilaku, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 118-130, dec. 2019. ISSN 2581-0421. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2020. doi: