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as a doctoral graduation requirement


Siri’ na pesse as a philosophy of life for Bugis people who have noble values that make humans worthy of being said to be human (tau sipakatau). This value is obtained through hereditary that parents teach their children. One of the values taught by parents, known as sulappa eppa (the four main values) that parents must have as leaders in their families is primarily a single parent. This value is very important for single parents because parents are automatically examples and role models for their children.

This study applied a qualitative method with a case study approach in which key informants were three families who understood sulappa eppa. The purpose of this study is to find out: 1) How does a single-parent understand sulappa eppa into his/her self 2) How does a single-parent apply sulappa eppa to his/her family 3) Why must the value of sulappa eppa be applied to a single-parent family.

The results of this study 1) A single-parent has a sense of siri' na pesse in them so he feels embarrassed if he cannot educate his child properly especially in the eyes of the public. The main reason is to sugi, which is the shame of failure and the shame of the poor so that he applies the value of the sulappa eppa he has with as much as possible. 2) A single-parent applies the value of sulappa eppa to his family with advice and gives a direct example to his children so that his child is successful (to sugi). 3. The value of sulappa eppa which consists of the attitude of macca (smart), lempu (honest), warani (courage), and getteng (firm) are the four main values that must be possessed by every human being based on siri 'na pesse values for single-parent families because it is not the reason for not being successful compared to a complete family.