The Effectiveness of Psychodrama on Social Skills and Life Satisfaction of Disadvantaged Early-adolescents


Şahin İ. , Togay A. , Kırlangıç Şimşek B.

Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie , vol.19, no.2, pp.1-13, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11620-020-00559-9
  • Title of Journal : Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-13

Abstract

In this study, it was aimed to investigate the effectiveness of psychodrama on social skills and life satisfaction of early adolescents living in socioeconomically disadvantaged conditions. This study is a quasi-experimental design with pre-test, post-test and with a control group. Both the experiment group and the control group consisted of 8 members (5 girls, 3 boys). 10-session psychodrama was conducted with the experiment group under supervision. The Children’s Self-Report Social Skills Scale and Brief Multidimensional Student’s Life Satisfaction Scale were used to testing the aim of the study. Mann-Whitney U test and Wilcoxon signed rankings test were used to analyze the data. In psychodrama sessions, according to the needs of the group, individual, mostly group games, role-playing, doubling, role changing techniques were used. There was a significant difference in favour of the experimental group, between the post-test total scores of the social skills of the experimental and control groups after the experiment. However, there was no significant difference between the post-test total life satisfaction scores after the experiment. Results showed a significant difference between before and after the psychodrama experience group the scores of social skills. Also, the scores of the adolescents participating in the study from the multidimensional life satisfaction scale showed a significant difference between before and after the psychodrama experience group. As a result of the study, it was found that psychodrama, affects social skills and life satisfaction of adolescents.