Efecto de ocho clases de expresión corporal en el estado de ánimo y autoconcepto general de jóvenes universitarios

The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological effects of body expression in students from the University of Costa Rica. Thirty-five young people from two groups: 17 from Theater Workshop and 18 from Theater Appreciation. Average age: men 18.78 ± 1.42 and 18.52 ± 1.91 age women. Th...

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Main Authors: Rodríguez Barquero, Vivian, Araya Vargas, Gerardo
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Facutad de Educación, Universidad de Costa Rica 2009
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/educacion/article/view/509
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23368
Summary: The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological effects of body expression in students from the University of Costa Rica. Thirty-five young people from two groups: 17 from Theater Workshop and 18 from Theater Appreciation. Average age: men 18.78 ± 1.42 and 18.52 ± 1.91 age women. The first subjects performed eight corporal expression sessions of two hours once a week for eight weeks. The second subjects received eight lectures on theater appreciation, two hours once a week for eight weeks. The measurements of mood were made using the profile of mood states (POMS) pre and post the first, fourth and eighth session. Measurements of self-concept were conducted prior to the commencement of the first session (Pre), at the end of the fourth session (Test), and at the end of the eighth session (Post-test). There were significant improvements in mood states of tension and vigor and in the variable of inhibition-empathy-distrust. It is concluded that the body expression can have a positive impact on moods and self-concept of college students during their first semester on University.