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ERIC Number: EJ901723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Traditional Filipino Arts in Enhancing Older People's Self-Esteem in a Penal Institution
de Guzman, Allan B.; Santos, Joel Ian M.; Santos, Maria Lourdes B.; Santos, Mark Timothy O.; Sarmiento, Vianney Vhon T.; Sarnillo, Edward John E.; Sarsagat, Jino Mart Erik D.
Educational Gerontology, v36 n12 p1065-1085 2010
Numerous studies have tirelessly and comprehensively accounted for the effects of art as a recreational therapy on mental well-being. However, there has been no previous study on the use of TFA (Traditional Filipino Arts) in the form of "Puni" as an intervention in facilitating the enhancement of self-esteem of Filipino elderly in a penal institution. Capitalizing on a set of triangulated data, this descriptive phenomenological study purports to have captured the lived experiences of a select group of geriatric Filipino inmates focusing on the effects of TFA on their self-esteem. Transcribed field texts went through cool and warm analyses via a Kelly Grid. Interestingly, a continuum model emerged that revealed two major themes: The "reflected" and "refracted" images of Puni-making. The reflected images surfaced the low self-esteem status of the subjects prior to the use of Puni-making. Puni-making, as a recreational intervention, gives rise to the five Rs of the refracted images showing positive change in the subjects' self-esteem: revenue, recreation, reminiscence, reeducation, and reward. On the whole, the use of traditional Filipino arts as geriatric intervention shows its unique power as a recreational and therapeutic tool. Implications of this study to nurse education practice are discussed. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines