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ERIC Number: ED311026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Empathy, Self-Esteem and Creativity among Junior Ballet Dancers.
Kalliopuska, Mirja
This study examined the effect of the active pursuit of ballet as a hobby on personality. The study group consisted of 62 members of the junior ballet of the Finnish National Opera, ranging in age from 9 to 17 with the majority under 14. The dancers were given four self-esteem questionnaires which measured empathy, creativity, and other personality factors and a list of interests was also used to measure the dancers' inclinations. Compared with Finnish-speaking school students who acted as a control group, the ballet dancers had a significantly higher interest in music, singing, acting, writing, drawing and handwork, and less interest in technology. It is concluded that ballet mainly develops a junior's self-expression, improves self-esteem and self-respect, creates self-confidence and develops sensitivity and empathy. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland