The Efficacy of a Drama Therapy-Based Program in Enhancing Self-Perception of Social Skills, and School-Based Behaviors and Achievement

Laura Harford, Pace University

Abstract

This study aimed to discover whether a drama therapy-based in-school intervention program, ENACT, was successful in promoting prosocial behaviors and decreasing problems behaviors over the course of one school year. Students were administered the 12-Item Grit Scale, Social Skills Improvement System Rating Scale, Morgan Jinks Student Self-Efficacy Scale, and a written version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth Edition vocabulary subtest at both pre- and post-intervention. Results indicated that students who participated in the program did not evidence any significant changes in their perceptions of themselves, with the exception of their self-perceived talent. This implies that ENACT may not actually be targeting different constructs than those that they propose. Further studies should analyze more changes related to self-perceived talent, such as self-esteem.^

Subject Area

Psychology

Recommended Citation

Harford, Laura, "The Efficacy of a Drama Therapy-Based Program in Enhancing Self-Perception of Social Skills, and School-Based Behaviors and Achievement" (2016). ETD Collection for Pace University. AAI10302003.
http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/dissertations/AAI10302003

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