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Exploring the effect of non-verbal drama activities on shyness with a focus on the behavioural component
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This exploratory study attempted to observe the behavioural characteristics of shyness of participants with some level of shyness who took part in a set of group drama activities. There was also interest to see if the more shy participants would achieve relaxation and self-expression. The Revised Cheek and Buss Shyness scale was administered to 20 individuals in order to measure shyness. A thematic content analysis was performed on data from open-ended questions. Out of the study’s sample there were no participants scoring high on the shyness scale causing difficulties to draw conclusions. There were some indications that more shy people were able to express themselves as they perform drama activities while interacting with others. Nevertheless the findings were difficult to evaluate since the way more shy were divided from the less shy participants was not solid.

Abstract [sv]

Den här undersökningen eftersträvade att observera känslan blyghet med avseende på beteendeuttryck, hos deltagare med någon nivå av blyghet. Deltagarna var med i en uppsättning av grupp drama aktiviteter. Det fanns också intresse för att se om de blygare deltagarna skulle få avslappning och personligt uttryck. " The Revised Cheek and Buss Shyness scale" applicerades på 20 individer för att kunna mäta blygheten. En tematisk innehållsanalys utfördes på data från öppna frågor. Undersökningen har visat att det inte fanns några deltagare som fick höga poäng på blyghetsskalan, vilket ledde till svårigheter att dra slutsatser. Det fanns vissa indikationer på att blygare människor kunde uttrycka sig själva, eftersom de utförde drama aktiviteter samtidigt som interagerar med andra. Ändå var det svårt att bedöma resultaten eftersom stratifieringen mellan de blygare deltagarna och mindre blyga deltagarna var inte helt optimal.

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2017. , 23 p.
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131766OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-131766DiVA: diva2:1075852
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Examensarbete i psykologi
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Available from: 2017-02-21 Created: 2017-02-21 Last updated: 2017-02-21Bibliographically approved

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