Effectiveness of Traditional Games to Increase Ethno Cultural Empathy
Ethnocultural empathy is the ability to understand or as a personal trait related to certain personality characteristics in ethnic groups or other any cultural groups. The purpose of this study was to reveal the effectiveness of Javanese traditional games in increasing ethno cultural empathy in Javanese as well as Chinese children in Surakarta. Participants consisted of 240 Javanese and Chinese children. The results of the experiment shows that 1) traditional game can increase ethno cultural empathy in Javanese and Chinese children; 2) Participants taking one game show higher ethno cultural empathy compared with control, and participants given two treatments did not show higher ethno cultural empathy than participants given one treatment.