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JPEN 2015, 1(4): 11-21 Back to browse issues page
Impact of poetry therapy and movement/dance therapy in decreasing aggression and anxiety among preschool children
Anahita Khodabakhshi koolaee , Mehrnoosh Sabzian, Mohammad reza Falsafi nejad
, anna_khodabakhshi@yahoo.com
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Introduction : aggression and anxiety are one of the common behavioral problems among preschool children. Therefore, this research investigates the influence of poetry therapy and movement/dance therapy on aggression and anxiety among preschool children.
Methods: This study is a quasi-experimental study with pre and post- tests. Thirty preschool children (6-7 aged) selected through the inclusion criteria. They were assigned randomly to the control and experimental groups. The experimental group received techniques of poetry therapy and movement/dance therapy for ten treatment sessions (90 minutes for each session). The research instruments were Spence Children's Anxiety Scale and Children's Inventory of Anger (ChIA). Statistical analysis conducted by analysis of covariance.
Results: Findings indicated that there is significantly difference in aggression between preschool children in pre and post-test (p<0.0.5, F=57/421). Also, There is significantly difference between mean’s scores of anxiety in preschool children in pre and post-tests (p<0.0.5, F= 61/432)
Conclusions: poetry therapy and dance/movement therapy improve behavioral problem such as aggression and anxiety in preschool children. So, it is suggested to use these low-cost therapeutic interventions for training and decreasing behavioral problems in preschool children
Keywords: Poetry therapy, Dance/movement therapy, Aggression, Anxiety, Preschool children
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Received: 2015/04/21 | Accepted: 2015/05/9 | Published: 2015/06/11
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Khodabakhshi koolaee A, Sabzian M, Falsafi nejad M R. Impact of poetry therapy and movement/dance therapy in decreasing aggression and anxiety among preschool children. JPEN. 2015; 1 (4) :11-21
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