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ERIC Number: EJ1108864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
Child-Centered Group Play Therapy: Impact on Social-Emotional Assets of Kindergarten Children
Cheng, Yi-Ju; Ray, Dee C.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v41 n3 p209-237 2016
The current study explored the effects of child-centered group play therapy (CCGPT) on social-emotional assets of kindergarten children and the therapeutic aspect of group sizes in CCGPT outcome. A total of 43 participants were randomly assigned to either the intervention or waitlist control groups. We used Parent and Teacher forms of Social Emotional Assets and Resilience Scales (SEARS). Factorial ANOVA results indicated a statistically significant interaction effect on SEARS-P Total score, Social Competence subscale, and Empathy subscale indicating positive impact of CCGPT. SEARS-T indicated no statistically significant differences between groups. Group size resulted in similar results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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