• Rahmi Rivalina Universitas Pamulang
  • I. Aeni Muharromah Universitas Pamulang



One of the obstacles of students in completing their study in higher education is writing a thesis. The writing of a thesis requires perseverance, motivation, ability to write scientific paper, and Adversity Quotient. The study aims to determine the Adversity Quotient and students’ constraints in writing the thesis. The study was conducted in a qualitative approach and survey methods at English Department students. Data collection techniques used were online questionnaires and purposive sampling. The collected data is analyzed using Adversity Response Profile (ARP). Data analysis shows that the Adversity Quotient of students who are undergoing the thesis consultation are in the camper category with an average value of 132.5. Meanwhile, the students' obstacles in writing a thesis are intrinsic motivation and ability to write scientific papers. The determinant factor influencing the students’ completion of study is in writing thesis are relatively low intrinsic motivation, and their ability to write scientific paper as well.This factor can be further elaborated into some activities, namely: (1) determining the research topic, (2) exploring ideas and relevant theoretical concepts, (3) looking for references, (4) overcoming laziness, (5) communicating with the lecturers, (6) understanding the lecturer explanations (7) managing available time to read and write, and (8) mastering the scientific writing skills and English structure. Thus, the Adversity Quotient and the ability to write scientific papers are needed to improve and support students' acceleration in completing their education.


Andani, Maria, A. & Oktaviani. (2018). Analisis Kendala Mahasiswa Dalam Proses Penulisan Skripsi (Studi Kasus: Mahasiswa Tahun Masuk 2010-2013 Program Studi Pendidikan Teknik Bangunan Jurusan Teknik Sipil FT UNP). Journal of Civil Engineering Vocational Education, 5(4).

Anderson, L., & Krathwohl, D. 2001. A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. New York: Longman.

Bloom, B. S. (1956). Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. New York: McKey.

CNN Indonesia. (2020). Lapangan Kerja Menyempit, 1.8 Juta Lulusan SMA Tak Kuliah. [Online] Available at: 482440/lapangan-kerja-menyempit-18-juta-lulusan-sma-tak-kuliah. Accessed on 12 April 2020.

Cornista, G. A. L & Macasaet, C. J. A. (2012). Adversity Quotient And Achievement Motivation Of Selected Third Year And Fourth Year Psychology Students Of De La Salle Lipa A.Y. 2012-2013. Thesis. De La Salle Lipa: The Faculty of the College of Education, Arts, and Sciences

Hastuti, T D. & Riyadi. (2017). Student Profile With High Adversity Quotient In Math Learning. International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Education, 983.

Hidayat, W. (2017). Adversity quotient and mathematical creative reasoning of high school students in argument-driven inquiry learning on function derivatives material. Journal of Mathematical Education Kalamatika/ Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika Kalamatika, 2(1), 15-28.

Huijuan, Z. (2009). The Adversity quotient and Academic Performance among College Students at St. Joseph College, Quezon City. Undergraduate Thesis. Quezon City: Faculty of the Departments of Arts and Sciences St. Joseph College.

Ikrar, T. 2015. Ilmu Neurosains Modern. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.

Juwita, H. R., Roemintoyo, & Usodo, B. (2020). The Role of Adversity Quotient in the Field of Education: A Review of the Literature on Educational Development. International Journal of Educational Methodology, 6(3), 507-515.

Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi. Jumlah Mahasiswa di Indonesia 2014- 2019.

-1592350059. Accessed on 20 Juni 2021.

Kuhon, F. (2020). A Study on Students’ Adversity Quotient and Academic Performance in English Subject. Journal of Advanced English Studies, 3 (1).

Marzano, R. J., & Kendall, J. S. 2007. The New Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.

California: A Sage Publications Company

MetroTV News. (2021). Kuliah Umum Nadiem Makarim: Merdeka Belajar 2021. Wawancara Metro TV dengan Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia Bapak Nadiem Makarim pada tanggal 19 Januari 2021.

P. G. Stoltz, (1997). Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities. Canada: John Willey and Sons, Inc.

Puspitacandri, A., Warsono, Soesatyo, Y., Roesminingsih, E. & Susanto, H. (2020). The Effects of Intelligence, Emotional, Spiritual and Adversity Quotient on the Graduates Quality in Surabaya Shipping Polytechnic. European Journal of Educational Research Volume 9(3), 1075-1087.