Motivation as A Stimulus for Developing Self-Confidence in Children with Special Needs

  • Ariyono Setiawan Politeknik Penerbangan Surabaya
  • Anti Manaricha Akademi Penerbang Indonesia Banyuwangi, Indonesia
  • Dwi Yanti Margosetiyowati Politeknik Pelayaran Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Ni Made Ika Marini Universitas Udayana Bali, Indonesia


Motivation is the drive to do something that comes from within or from outside the self to achieve a certain goal. Self-confidence can be formed from the motivation given by parents, teachers, and the surrounding environment. Motivation becomes a force in complex conditions and prepares oneself, especially a child with special needs to achieve his expectations.  Surveys show that there are still many children with special needs who are not or have not been able to independently get the opportunity to develop their identity. In this study, we focused on children with special needs how to provide motivation to develop high self-confidence so that children with special needs can be more comfortable in creating and expressing themselves. The location of our research was taken at the aora inclusive skills school in Surabaya. The purpose of this study was to find out how the role of motivation to develop self-confidence in children with special needs. This training uses a descriptive qualitative research approach, where data is obtained through interviews, obervation, and documentation.  There were 70 respondents, of which the principal was the informant in this study. An attempt to convince by motivating children with special needs that they are whole, unique human beings and have advantages over other normal children. It can   be concluded   that  self-confidence can  be increased by  memotoivating in the form of encouragement by  teachers, especially by their parents, that they can do something without help from others.   

How to Cite
SETIAWAN, Ariyono et al. Motivation as A Stimulus for Developing Self-Confidence in Children with Special Needs. Jurnal Pendidikan : Riset dan Konseptual, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 426-432, july 2023. ISSN 2598-2877. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 14 june 2024. doi:
Social Education