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Drama therapy is a valuable asset in career aspiration setting : a multiple-angle investigation


Drama therapy is a valuable asset in career aspiration setting : a multiple-angle investigation

Steinfort, Teresa (2005) Drama therapy is a valuable asset in career aspiration setting : a multiple-angle investigation. Other thesis, Concordia University.

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The objective of this study is to examine the effectiveness of a drama therapy approach in career aspiration. The author used group comparison quantitative methods based on pre- and post-test data collected from two separate workshops. The control group (CG) received dialectical methods and the experimental group, the Drama Therapy group (DTG), experienced an action method. The overall statistical results appeared to favour the assumption that an action-oriented drama therapy approach in career aspiration was beneficial to workshop participants. Statistical findings also shed light on the value of a time-limited intensive creative process-oriented workshop. Thematically, the author compared and contrasted the workshop evaluation between the CG and the DTG. Both groups requested to spending more time on each activity. The CG found the length of the workshop to be exhausting. On the contrary, the workshop process energized the DTG. Three months later, the author conducted an email follow-up. The responding rate was 20% from the CG vs. 70% from the DTG. Most DTG participants reported that they either took concrete steps in their career move or developed new perspective towards their career choices. In addition, the author conducted two interviews to support the statistical results. The first one was on the effectiveness of drama therapy in a career aspiration workshop. The other was about the therapeutic value of a time-limited creative process workshop. Taken together, findings in this study demonstrate that drama therapy is a valuable asset in career aspiration work. Likewise, results suggest that drama therapy can be a contribution to other psychoeducational settings

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Authors:Steinfort, Teresa
Series Name:Research Paper
Pagination:xi, 76 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies
Thesis Supervisor(s):Snow, Stephen
ID Code:8690
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 18:32
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:33
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