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dc.contributor.authorLitchke, Lyn G. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0001-8455-3873 )
dc.contributor.authorDorman, Ricardo ( )
dc.contributor.authorWillemin, Trason Aaron ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-6370-0819 )
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Ting ( Orcid Icon 0000-0003-2377-5370 )
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-04T17:21:21Z
dc.date.available2020-12-04T17:21:21Z
dc.date.issued2019-07
dc.identifier.citationLitchke, L. G., Dorman, R., Willemin, T. A., & Liu, T. (2019). Mental health benefits of a service-learning group drumming between college students and children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 9(1), pp. 62-72.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/13048
dc.description.abstractGrowing numbers of universities are developing service-learning community music-making interventions. However, there has been little research into their efficacy and effect on overall mental health for students. This study explored whether 4-weeks of dyadic group drumming could improve depression, anxiety, stress, social resilience, and enjoyment among 19 college students partnered with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). A paired sample t-test revealed significant findings on two subscales of the Perceived Stress Scale: 1) handling unexpected events, t(18) = 2.535, p=.021 and 2) controlling important life experiences, t(18) = 2.364, p=.030. Documented expressions by the students in the summative reflection noted: expressed joyfulness in the experience with their child and musicality of program; personal growth; stress reduction; and professional impact on their future careers. Overall, these findings indicate that a service-learning group drumming experience between college students and children with ASD leads to enhanced psychological states. Perhaps adding service-learning projects of this nature to college courses can alleviate the growing number of mental health issues faced by today’s college students. It may also provide universities with unique opportunities to offer complementary service-learning as an additional form of non-stigmatizing therapy, lessening the demand on counseling services.en_US
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dc.format.extent11 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Louisiana Systemen_US
dc.sourceJournal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2019, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 62-72.
dc.source.urihttps://journals.sfu.ca/jslhe/index.php/jslhe/article/view/185
dc.subjectService-learningen_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectStressen_US
dc.subjectCollege studentsen_US
dc.subjectDrummingen_US
dc.subjectReflectionen_US
dc.titleMental Health Benefits of a Service-Learning Group Drumming Between College Students and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorderen_US
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txstate.documenttypeArticle
txstate.departmentHealth and Human Performance


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