The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an emotional cleansing art play program comprised of music play and food art play on the social skills of children from multicultural families.
As for methodology, the investigator administered an emotional cleaning art play program under a topic and goal for each session to see whether the program would have impacts on the improved social skills of children from multicultural families. A case study method was also employed to observe and analyze changes to their artistic and non-artistic responses in each domain of music play and food art play with the researcher's program log, observation log, videos, and photographs for the demonstration of its influences.
The subjects include 20 children from multicultural families in the first, second, or third grade at M Elementary School as a multicultural base in G City, Gyeonggi Province. They were divided into the experiment and control group, each of which contained ten children. An emotional cleansing art play program was implemented to the experiment group over total ten sessions, each of which lasted 90 minutes, twice per week from October 2 to November 15, 2013. A survey was conducted with both the experiment and control group in a pre-test before the program, post-test after the program, and follow-up study one month after the end of the program. The questionnaire items covered the general characteristics of children from multicultural families and a sociality inventory for children. In addition, the study measured the satisfaction of the experiment group with the emotional cleaning art play program each session.
The data was entered into the SPSS Win 20.0 statistics program
This emotionally cleansings arts programs are aimed at improving overall social skills for children through the use of qualified instructions from facilitators utilizing the mediums of instrumental music and food ingredients. Participants will be able to work in a free environment, express themselves freely, and through reconfiguration of empathy, self-regulation, assertiveness, and collaboration, improve their overall social skills.