An Analysis and Comparison of Research Investigating the Effects of Dance on the Self-Concept and Self-Esteem of the Participants
Minton, Sandra, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Sandra Minton, University of Northern Colorado
The eruption of violence by youth has been blamed on the fact that individuals committing such crimes are depressed, have a low self-concept, or self-esteem. Self-concept is defined as the perception of total self (Shavelson, 1982; Byrne, 1983), while self-esteem is a person's view of their self-worth (Battle, 1992). The problem was to use a reductionist process to analyze research on the effects of dance on self-concept and self-esteem, identifying common themes in this body of work. A total of twenty-four studies (1973-99) were included in this analysis with participants from a variety of educational levels. This group of …
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Publication information: Article title: An Analysis and Comparison of Research Investigating the Effects of Dance on the Self-Concept and Self-Esteem of the Participants. Contributors: Minton, Sandra - Author. Journal title: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Volume: 71. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2000. Page number: Not available. © 1999 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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