• Utut Septi Asrianti
  • Arisara Leksansern


Background: Indonesian adolescent problems have increased from year to year based on data from the Indonesia Health Demographic Survey (IDHS). Center of Information and Counseling (CIC) is a non- formal education form which is established with particular purposes in order to help youth generation in the health and social sector. The high number of CIC does not guarantee the quality and the decreasing of adolescent health problems. This study is to examine the ability of leader and management implementation in CIC, to study problems that occurred in CIC, and find the best alternative solution to reduce these problems.

Methods: The research used quantitative and qualitative method approach. Exploratory research design is used to analyze leadership skill and management in the Center of Information and Counseling. The number of population in this study is 117 students who are CIC members from 9 upper secondary schools. For the qualitative method, 13 students who are chairman and peer educator are selected to join in a focus group discussion (FGD).

Results: Based on Pearson product-moment, there was a correlation between leadership skill and management process in significant level at 0.01 (r=.552). Technical skill and controlling function have the highest correlation compared with others. This finding is in line with the result of the focus group discussion. Some indicators have been founded that caused as obstacles. Some alternative solutions are given to overcome the problems and to increase the performance within CIC.

Conclusion: Cooperation among all stakeholders both internal and external are needed in supporting dan developing the existence of the Center of Information and Counseling for youth generation.


Lestari P. Fenomena Kenakalan Remaja di Indonesia (The Phenomenon of Adolescent Mischief in Indonesia). HUMANIKA. 2012;12(1):17-38.

Indonesia S. National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), and Kementerian Kesehatan (Kemenkes—MOH), and ICF International. 2013. Indonesia Demographic and health survey 2012. 2012.

Mampane ST. Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Social Inclusion. Current Business and Economics-Driven Discourse and Education: Perspective from around the World. 2017;15:143-50.

Seyedinejat SS, Razaghi ME, Dousti M. Prioritizing managerial skills based on Katz’s Theory cast study: The managers of sports and youth in Mazandaran Province. Pamukkale Journal of Sport Sciences. 2014;5(1):33-47.

Katz RL. Business Classics, 15Key Concepts for Managerial Success. Harvard Business Review, USA. 1991.

Hill C, Jones GR. Strategy management theory. Houghton Mifflin Company, USA; 1995.

Best JW, Kahn J. V.(1998). Research in education. 1998.

Khan A, Ahmad W. Leader's interpersonal skills and its effectiveness at different levels of management. International Journal of

Business and Social Science. 2012;3(4).

Namvaran K, Rabavi R, Avarsin SM. The Relationship between Human Skills and Effectiveness of Managers in secondary schools

of Hashtrood, Iran. 2013.

Javadin SRS, Amin F, Tehrani M, Ramezani A. Studying the relationship between managerial skills and efficiency of bank branches. World Applied Sciences Journal. 2010;11(2):170-7.

Hysong SJ. The role of technical skill in perceptions of managerial performance. Journal of Management Development. 2008;27(3):275-90.

Schraeder M, Self DR, Jordan MH, Portis R. The functions of management as mechanisms for fostering interpersonal trust. Advances in business research. 2014;5(1):50-62.

de Brito RP, de Oliveira LB. The relationship between human resource management and organizational performance. Brazilian Business Review. 2016;13(3):90-110.

Hutchinson L. Educational environment. BMJ. 2003;326(7393):810-2.

Gneezy U, Fershtman C, Hoffman M. Taboos and identity: Considering the unthinkable. American Economic Journal

Microeconomics. 2011;3(2):139-64.

Munodawafa D. Communication: concepts, practice, and challenges. Health education research. 2008;23(3):369-70.

Faizi R, El Afia A, Chiheb R. Exploring the potential benefits of using social media in education. International Journal of Engineering

Pedagogy (iJEP). 2013;3(4):50-3.

Raju NJ, Valsaraj BP, Noronha J. Online Social Networking: Usage in Adolescents. Journal of Education and Practice. 2015;6(22):80-

Jehanzeb K, Bashir NA. Training and development program and its benefits to employee and organization: A conceptual study.

European Journal of business and management. 2013;5(2).

Sandstrom GM, Dunn EW. Social interactions and well-being: The surprising power of weak ties. Personality and Social Psychology

Bulletin. 2014;40(7):910-22.