The Effects of a Circus of the Kids Program on the Psychosocial Functioning of Middle School Youth
Auteurs : Seay, Amy D.
Éditeur : University of South Alabama
Date de publication : 2004
Langue : Anglais
Description : 65 p.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the extent to which self-esteem, body image, physical activity, locus of control, and participation in the middle school population are influenced by school programs, specifically the Circus of the Kids program. Middle school participants (N = 157) came from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade of two local parochial schools. A packet of measures and a questionnaire were administered prior to the Circus of the Kids, one month later, and again, three months after, the Circus of the Kids program. The data was analyzed using an Analysis of Variance with repeated measures. The results of the study failed to support the hypothesis that those participants who make up the performers group in the Circus of the Kids would experience increased psycho-social functioning. Future investigations may choose to target high-risk populations in order to better determine program effectiveness. [author summary]
Remerciement au donateur : Amy D. Seay
Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque
Localisation : Bibliothèque
Cote : 791.307 107 3 S442e 2004