The Determinant Factors of School Readiness to Study at Pesantren

  • Safiruddin Al Baqi IAIN Ponorogo, Indonesia
  • Fathma Zahara Sholeha Institut Agama Islam Riyadlotul Mujahidin Ngabar, Indonesia
  • Heru Saiful Anwar Universitas Darussalam Gontor, Indonesia


Readiness to join the school is an important aspect that should be considered by parents and education managers because it will predict many aspects such as students’ achievements at school. This study aims to identify the determinant factors of students' school readiness to study in Pesantren. This qualitative used interviews with 10 students candidate and 10 parents in the data collection. Participants were purposefully selected to represent diverse backgrounds and levels of prior religious education. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to elicit participants' perspectives and experiences related to school readiness. Thematic analysis was employed to identify common themes and patterns emerging from the interview data. Result shows the determinant factors, including internal factors, such as: student’s knowledge about the boarding school; students' existing knowledge or skills in Islamic subjects and Arabic language; internal motivation; social skills and adaptability. And also external factors such as: family support (including psychological and financial supports), peer support and teachers support. By recognizing these factors, parents, educators and policymakers can implement targeted interventions and programs to enhance students' school. Promoting students' school readiness will contributes to their holistic development and fosters their achievement in Pesantren.

How to Cite
AL BAQI, Safiruddin; SHOLEHA, Fathma Zahara; ANWAR, Heru Saiful. The Determinant Factors of School Readiness to Study at Pesantren. Proceeding of Annual International Conference on Islamic Education (AICIED), [S.l.], v. 1, p. 213-225, oct. 2023. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 july 2024.