The assessment of dance movement satisfaction of elementary age children participating in a creative dance instructional program

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Gary E. Sanders (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Thomas J. Martinek

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop a dance movement satisfaction scale to measure the effect of a creative dance program on dance satisfaction in second and fourth grade students. Two phases were established; the first was to assess the validity and reliability of the scale, and the second was to determine treatment effects of the creative dance program for second and fourth grade subjects. An initial pool of 103 items was developed using various sources from elementary physical education and creative dance literature, and several items from the investigator's own dance experiences. The items represented four content areas of creative dance; music/self-accompaniment, movement or dynamic qualities, locomotor/nonlocomotor movements, and choreography. A panel of judges reviewed the scales 103 items, and a total of 33 items was removed from the scale. The 70 items that remained were then used in the preliminary study to assess the reliability of the scale.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Dance $x Study and teaching (Elementary)
Dance for children
Movement education

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