Nonverbal Communication of Supervisors in The Mentoring Thesis Process: Perceptions Of English Students


Meilan Nirmala Shinta
Besse Darmawati


The study examines students' perceptions on the thesis mentoring
process regarding their nonverbal communication patterns in the English study
program, FKIP of Halu Oleo University. The scope and focus are kinesics,
proxemics, oculesics, chronemics, paralanguage, and physical appearance.This
study apply a qualitative approach. The data obtained employing interview and
documentation are then analyzed by Miles and Huberman's theory using reduction,
reporting, and verification. The subjects of the study are eight graduated students
and two students in the mentoring process. The study results shows that the six
types of nonverbal which are most likely to be experienced more often and
influentially are ‘kinesics’, which is like the supervisor's attitude serving the
students. Other nonverbal types continue to take on roles but are not as influential
as kinesics. This study reveals that the importance of communication is able to
increase student attention and motivation in constructing ideas gained from their
supervisors when the communication process is going well and vice versa. 


How to Cite
Shinta, M. N., & Darmawati, B. (2021). Nonverbal Communication of Supervisors in The Mentoring Thesis Process: Perceptions Of English Students. Al-Lisan: Jurnal Bahasa (e-Journal), 6(1), 1-11.


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