Advisor

Hugo M. Maynard

Date of Award

1979

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Physical Description

1 online resource (48 p.)

Subjects

Dance therapy, Self-esteem

DOI

10.15760/etd.2787

Abstract

The intent of this study was to use an experimental model to investigate the use of dance training for improving the self-esteem of women over the age of 35.

Sixteen women over the age of 35 were taught jazz dance over a 10 week period. A pre and post test of the Tennessee Self Concept Scale was used on both a dance group and a no dance group. It was hypothesized there would be positive changes in three of the 10 scores in the TSCS for the dance group, but not for the no dance group. The scores predicted to were Physical Self, Personal Self, Self Satisfaction.

Analysis of covariance confirmed change in the Physical and Personal scores for the dance group but no change in the Self Satisfaction score. Behavioral Self and Total P scores also changed for the dance group.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17097

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