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Journal of Symbols & Sandplay Therapy 2019;10(2): 89-104.
doi: https://doi.org/10.12964/jsst.19011
Effect of Sandplay Therapy on Study Stress and Academic Self-Efficacy of Korean-Chinese Children*
Yeo Ho Soo Ah Song
Therapist, Mara Child & Family Counseling Center
Correspondence :  Yeo Ho Soo Ah Song ,Email: kijungnet10@naver.com
Received: October 30, 2019  Revised: December 16, 2019   Accepted: December 23, 2019
Korean-Chinese children living in China have to face the environment containing early education and admission examinations due to increasingly overheated education fever. As a result, many children suffer academic stress, psychological conflicts and maladaptive problem behaviors. Studies about these social and cultural phenomenons are ongoing and the need for psychological approach is increasing. Therefore, in this study, we will find out if sandplay therapy is effective in reducing academic stress of Korean-Chinese children in China and improving their academic self-efficiency. This study is total 8 sessions and conducted to 24 children. The results obtained from this study are as follows. The result shows that sandplay therapy is effective in reducing the academic stress of Korean-Chinese children and promoting their academic self-efficiency. Through the qualitative analysis of sand scenes, we can see characteristics of sand scenes and psychological characteristics of Korean-Chinese children.
KeyWords: Sandplay Therapy, Academic Stress, Academic Self-efficiency
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