The Wellbeing of Dance: Psychological Benefits from a Musical Movement Activity for Primary-Aged School Children

Flint, G (2020) The Wellbeing of Dance: Psychological Benefits from a Musical Movement Activity for Primary-Aged School Children. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

Participating in creative arts such as dance has been shown to improve wellbeing. Due to Every Child Matters Agenda, wellbeing initiatives are slowly being incorporated into education. However, ever decreasing educational budgets suggest a brief but beneficial activity for students to improve their wellbeing is greatly needed. In this study, 54 student participants were randomly assigned to an experimental movement group and a comparison group. The method used was a between-subject’s design, the movement group attended a 10-15-minute dance activity session twice a week for 3 weeks. Findings showed an increase in short term wellbeing and an increase in preference for dance, but no change in long term wellbeing. Implications of the findings show duration and intensity need to be considered but partiality for creative arts could increase. Future research should focus on lower socioeconomic areas to ascertain differences. Concluding, a brief dance activity does have enough impact to influence aspects of wellbeing.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BSc (Hons) Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Departments > Psychology and Counselling
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Wendy Ellison
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2020 14:53
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2020 14:53
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5408

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