Using Dance Therapy Among High School Students and its Effects on Motivational Persistence in Students 14-18 Aged

  • Vari Hanna Babes-Bolyai” University, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
  • Emilia Florina Grosu Babes – Bolyai University, Cluj – Napoca
  • Grosu Vlad Teodor
  • Boancă Virgil Cluj-Napoca
  • Toader Florian Ilfov, Romania
Keywords: stress, dance-therapy, motivational persistence


Purpose: We live in a world where not only adults but also children and
adolescents are subjected to stressful factors surrounding them such as demanding
school responsibilities, a familiar environment that is difficult to
bear, negative feelings or self-confidence, biological changes. Methods:
the research took place over a period of 6 months, 2016 Sept.-2017 Feb., at
“George Bariţiu” High School, Cluj-Napoca. Scale of Motivational Persistence
(SPM), this test evaluates motivational persistence, a person’s ability
to resist motivationally in the sense of achieving the assumed goal. Results:
statistically significant differences between the two groups were not observed
in the statistical analysis of the subjects’ age values for non-paired samples in
either of the two time periods studied. In contrast, statistically significant differences
between the two time points were observed in the statistical analysis for pairs, due to the proposed and applied intervention program. The statistically
significant difference between the two lots (p<0.05) at time T1 and
statistically significant differences between the two groups was observed in
statistical analysis of unattained goals (RUP) p <0.001) at time T2. Conclusion:
The data showed that the practice of dancing allows pupils to develop
their potential and overcome their personal difficulties. In conclusion our hypothesis
was confirmed, and dance – therapy can be used to increase effects
of motivational perception.

Author Biographies

Vari Hanna, Babes-Bolyai” University, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Boancă Virgil, Cluj-Napoca

Professor 1st grade, Școala Gimnazială “Ioan Bob” 

Toader Florian, Ilfov, Romania

Professor 1st grade, Școala Gimnazială Jilava


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