Implementing Art Therapy to Reduce Depression in Late Adolescent Women Who Have Experienced Bullying (80086)

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Depression is the most common mental disorder experienced today. One of the causes of depression is bullying. It is an Interpersonal Aggressive behavior that is usually happened verbally or non-verbally. Bullying generally occurs in the school environment, which harms the victims and can grow into symptoms of depression over time. Therefore, it is necessary to treat symptoms of depression for victims of bullying, which in this study were women aged 19-20 years (late adolescents). Late adolescence is the transitional age from adolescence to adulthood. It is usually faced with many changes in oneself physically, cognitively, and emotionally. These changes have more of an impact on women as things go hormonally, so they feel discomfort due to changes in puberty under the circumstances of emotional turmoil. There are kinds of therapies we can use to reduce symptoms of depression, but art therapy is the easiest and the most fun to apply to women who are depressed due to the experience of bullying in their late teens. The method used in this study is a quasi-experimental design with one group pretest-posttest. The measuring instrument used in this research is the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) questionnaire. After processing and analyzing the data, the mean pre-test was 6.43, whereas the mean post-test was 0.62. It indicates a decrease in all score points with a mean difference of 5.81. The results showed that all participants experienced a significant reduction in depressive symptoms after undergoing a series of Ganim art therapy sessions. Changes in the color, shape, line, and texture of the painting of the participants are the benchmark of depression reduction.

Gayatri Aisyah Ardhinindya, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Monty P. Satiadarma, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Naomi Soetikno, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Gayatri Aisyah Ardhinindya is a University Postgraduate Student at Tarumanagara University in Indonesia

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00