Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Combining Inner Martial Arts and Equine-Assisted Learning to Enhance Self-Esteem in Adolescent Girls: An Event-Driven Case Study
by Pfeffer, Anja, M.A., Prescott College, 2016, 216; 10247962
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this Master’s thesis was to explore the combination of inner martial arts and Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) and its effect on self-esteem in adolescent girls. A thorough investigation of the existing literature respectively identified the effects of the study of martial arts and the engagement in EAL programs on adolescents. This inquiry was synthesized with an event-driven multi-species case study: an applied research project in which a small group of rural Vermont high school girls participated in a four-week intensive study of the Korean inner martial art WonHwaDo (Appendix A) and EAL facilitated by the researcher. Patterns were observed, documented, and analyzed in order to contribute to the literature in both the field of EAL and youth intervention programming.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Maliszewski, Stan
Commitee: Santo, Beverly, Sharp, Lloyd
School: Prescott College
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Education
Keywords: Adolescent self-esteem, Equine-assisted learning, Event-driven case study, Inner martial arts, Multi-species research, Youth intervention programming
Publication Number: 10247962
ISBN: 9781369439205
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