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The effect of a Gestalt intervention programme on the emotional intelligence of preschool children

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dc.contributor.advisor Dunn, M. (Dr.)
dc.contributor.author Walsingham, Vicky Joan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T11:47:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T11:47:03Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3995
dc.description.abstract The goal of the study was to determine whether there would be a significant improvement in preschool children’s emotional intelligence when a Gestalt intervention programme was implemented. The research was conducted according to the quantitative approach with a pre-test/post-test design. The Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales (2nd edition) was completed and returned by a sample of 30 parents (N=30) from a crèche in the Gauteng area. The Joseph Picture Self-Concept Scale was used to test a sample of 30 preschool children (N=30) from the same crèche. The representative sample of preschoolers aged 3 to 5 years was divided into an experimental (n=15) and control (n=15) group. A Gestalt play therapy intervention programme, the Wise child programme, was conducted with the experimental group. The results indicated that there was a significant improvement of the preschool children’s emotional intelligence in terms of intra- and interpersonal skills after the implementation of a Gestalt intervention programme. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 132 leaves : ill.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Pre-school child en
dc.subject Gestalt intervention programme en
dc.subject Emotional intelligence en
dc.subject Gestalt principles en
dc.subject Pre-school curriculum en
dc.subject.ddc 616.89143
dc.subject.lcsh Gestalt therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Play therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Emotional intelligence
dc.subject.lcsh Child development
dc.title The effect of a Gestalt intervention programme on the emotional intelligence of preschool children en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work
dc.description.degree M. Diac. (Play Therapy)


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