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The Effects of an Integrative Art Program on Young Children's Emotional Intelligence and Their Pro-Social Behaviors

만 4-5세 유아의 감성지능과 친사회적 행동 증진을 위한 유아통합미술활동프로그램의 효과

  • Oh, Eukyoung (Department of Child & Family Studies, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Seo, SoJung (Department of Child & Family Studies, Kyung Hee University)
  • 오유경 (경희대학교 아동학전공) ;
  • 서소정 (경희대학교 아동학전공)
  • Received : 2013.08.26
  • Accepted : 2013.10.20
  • Published : 2014.04.30

Abstract

This study was aimed to develop an integrative art program that incorporates both emotional and pro-social components for young children (age, 4-5 years). Furthermore, the effectiveness of this integrative program was examined with 39 young children who were divided into the experimental group and the control group of this study. To the experimental group, the integrative art program of interest in this study was provided over 8 weeks. The children of the control group were provided a similar program during the same period. To measure the levels of young children's emotional intelligence and those of their pro-social behavior were assessed by using the emotional intelligence questionnaire and the children's pro-social behavior assessment scale to collect the data. The analysis of covariance by SPSS 18.0 indicated that the young children from the experimental group exhibited higher total scores for emotional intelligence and pro-social behaviors than their counterparts from the control group. The results indicate that the integrative art program of interest in this study improved the young children's emotional intelligence and their pro-social behaviors. Along with main results of this study, implications for research and practice were discussed.

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