Effects of Paraverbal Music Therapy on Emotional Intelligence in Young Children: An Experimental Study
Dr. Leila nikmanesh
. Department of psychology, Faculty member of Payame Noor University, Iran
Abstract: Nowadays music becomes more interesting because some of its feature such as helping children to be able to express emotion ,regulate emotion and communicate. It was a randomized controlled trail, parallel designed. Eligible participants were student between 10 to 12 years age in Iran .Paraverbal music therapy has been used as an intervention for the present study. Objectives: The objective of our study was to determine the relationship between music therapy and emotional intelligence dimensions under paraverbal music therapy intervention with respect to emotional intelligence for young people. In addition, it was compared the effect of music therapy on improvement of male’s and female’s total emotional intelligence score in young people. Participants were divided in to two groups, experimental group who entered to intervention and control group who just asked to study an easy book about musical instrument .Participants, parents, therapists and those assessing the outcomes were blinded to group assignment. Between participants, a total of 100 students (boy=50, girl=50) with the lowest scores in BarOn emotional intelligence measurement for young people short version, employee in the present study. Results: it shows that paraverbal music therapy improves emotional intelligence in children. However; there was no significant difference between mean value on emotional intelligence level for male and female after music therapy. Conclusion: Music therapy can be used to increase emotional intelligence in children whose emotional intelligence suffered by some problem or can be improved through training and remedial programs as well as through therapeutic interventions.
[Nikmanesh L. Effects of Paraverbal Music Therapy on Emotional Intelligence in Young Children: An Experimental Study. J Am Sci 2012;8(10):145-151]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org.22
Keywords: Music Therapy; Emotional Intelligence; Young Children Full Text 22