This study investigated the effects of art therapy on the self-esteem and sociality of an adolescent victim
of domestic violence. The participant of this study, an adolescent victim of domestic violence received an
art therapy program from December 30, 2013 until February 26, 2014. The art therapy program ran 13
sessions, once or twice a week. Each session lasted 60 minutes. The instruments in this study were a
self-esteem scale, originally developed by Rosenberg (1965) and later adapted by B. Y. Chun (1974) and
asociality scale by J. S. Chun (1999); both were administered before and after the art therapy program. In
addition, the KSD test was administered before and after the therapy program for a qualitative analysis.
The findings of this study are as follows. First, positive changes were found in the participant's confidence
and assertiveness, which led to the improvement of the participant's self-esteem. Second, positive changes
were also found in the sociality items such as law abidingness, cooperation, and sociability. Third, the KSD
test for a qualitative analysis of the participant's school life showed that the participant's self-esteem
improved as her confidence was recovered and her assertiveness increased. The participant's perception
change towards interpersonal relationships led to positive changes in all the items of sociality.