Effects of Using Convergence Horseback Riding Program on the Emotion·Behavior Development, Anxiety, Depression and ADHD in Adolescent

융복합을 활용한 승마운동 프로그램이 청소년의 정서·행동 발달, 불안, 우울 및 ADHD에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2016.09.21
  • Accepted : 2016.12.20
  • Published : 2016.12.31


This study was conducted of students in their youth, who were having behavioral and emotional problems, anxiety, depression, and ADHD in their school. The participants took part in equestrian sports programs(equestrian program and apparatus program) twice a week, for 60 minutes each. To make progress in the study, mainly 4 scales are used as the standards of preliminary and post inspections : emotional and behavioral development scale, anxiety scale, depression scale, and ADHD scale. After conducting two-way ANOVA analysis, the conclusion was made as follows. The equestrian sports and horse riding exercise program which were used in this study did had an positive effect on emotional and behavioral scale, depression scale, anxiety scale, and ADHD scale. Moreover, it is determined that the equestrian sports had more positive effects than the equestrian sports which used apparatus. However, to precisely compare and contrast the effects of equestrian sports programs and apparatus programs, the follow-up studies need to limit the control group.


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