The effect of music therapy services on classroom behaviours of newly arrived refugee students in Australia

Baker, Felicity and Jones, Carolyn (2006) The effect of music therapy services on classroom behaviours of newly arrived refugee students in Australia. Emotional and Behavourial Difficulties, 11 4: 249-260. doi:10.1080/13632750601022170


Author Baker, Felicity
Jones, Carolyn
Title The effect of music therapy services on classroom behaviours of newly arrived refugee students in Australia
Journal name Emotional and Behavourial Difficulties   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-2692
1363-2752
Publication date 2006-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13632750601022170
Volume 11
Issue 4
Start page 249
End page 260
Total pages 12
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321299 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
730399 Health and support services not elsewhere classified
Abstract This pilot study examined the effects of a short-term music therapy program on the classroom behaviours of newly arrived refugee students who were attending an intensive 'English as a Second Language' secondary school. A cross-over design with two five-week intervention periods was employed with group music therapy sessions conducted one or two times per week. Data from the Behaviour Assessment Scale for Children were used to evaluate a range of positive and negative school behaviours. A significant decrease in externalising behaviours was found with particular reference to hyperactivity and aggression. No significant differences were found in other behaviours. Explanations and implications of these findings are discussed.
Keyword Classroom behaviour
Externalising behaviour
Music therapy
Refugees
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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