Effect of Horticultural Therapy Program Based on Reasoner's Building Self-esteem for Juveniles

Reasoner's Building Self-esteem에 근거한 원예치료 프로그램이 청소년의 자아존중감에 미치는 영향

  • Kim, Hye-Ji (Department of Horticultural Therapy, Graduate School, Dankook University) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Mi (Department of Horticultural Therapy, Graduate School, Dankook University) ;
  • Suh, Jeung-Keun (Department of Horticultural Therapy, Graduate School, Dankook University)
  • 김혜지 (단국대학교 원예치료학과) ;
  • 이상미 (단국대학교 원예치료학과) ;
  • 서정근 (단국대학교 원예치료학과)
  • Received : 2009.12.30
  • Accepted : 2010.07.29
  • Published : 2010.10.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of horticultural therapy program based on Reasoner's building self-esteem for juveniles. Fourteen middle school students were recommended by Community education specialist (social worker). Seven experimental group members received a horticultural therapy program and 7 control group members did not during this study performed from April 2009 to July 2009. As the results, the total self-esteem level of the experimental group increased significantly after horticultural therapy (p=$0.046^*$), while control group decreased (p=0.610). In the sub-field of self-esteem, social-peer self-esteem level of the experimental group increased significantly (p=$0.018^*$), while significant difference was not detected for the control group. Therefore horticultural therapy program based on Reasoner's building self-esteem could be utilized as appropriate tools for improvement of self-esteem in juveniles in future clinical studies.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 청주시 농업기술센터

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