Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Van der Merwe, Sarita firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-08122011-102334 Document Title The effect of a dance and movement intervention program on the perceived emotional well-being and self-esteem of a clinical sample of adolescents Degree Master of Arts Department Psychology Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Prof D J F Maree Supervisor Keywords
- negative affect
- positive affect
- dance and movement therapy
- dance and movement intervention programme
- perceived emotional well-being
Date 2011-04-18 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe researcher aimed to determine the effect of a dance and movement intervention on the perceived emotional well-being and self-esteem of a group of in-patient adolescents in Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital. A quantitative study, using a quasi-experimental design, was carried out using the positive and negative affect scale for children (PANAS-C) and the Rosenberg self-esteem scale to measure the two independent variables, namely perceived emotional well-being and self-esteem. There were four participants in the experimental group and six in the control group. A between-group comparison was made between the pre-test and post-test scores of the two groups. Both groups completed the positive and negative affect scale for children (PANAS-C) and the Rosenberg self-esteem scale at which point the experimental group took part in a two week, twelve session, dance and movement intervention program. After two weeks both groups once again completed these two measures. Although the results were statistically non-significant, effect size and outcome patterns pointed to an improvement in these two variables due to the intervention program.
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