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ERIC Number: ED412464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul-23
Pages: 117
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Art Therapy Class and Self-Awareness.
Beery, Karen D.
The visual arts lend themselves naturally to contemplation of self. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of art therapy in increasing self-awareness of participants in an art therapy class are examined. The independent variables under consideration were participation status, university classification, type of instruction, and age. Change in self-awareness as measured by a Personal Orientations Dimensions (POD) inventory is the dependent measure. The sample of 47 students ranged in age from 18 to 59 years. Of the 39 comparisons made, the only significant comparison was for type of instruction and the dependent variable, Mission. This indicated that students who received interpersonal communication instruction had a higher mean Mission score than those who received instruction in psychology of human motives. The results of the study appear to support the following: no association between participation status of university students in an art therapy class and self-awareness; no association between college classification and self-awareness for those participating in an art therapy class; no association between age and self-awareness for those participating in an art therapy class. It is hypothesized that the subjects used in this study were already functioning at a high level of actualizing and thus would show no change in self-awareness. Contains 117 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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