The Use of Music and Movement Activities in Lessening Children’s Problem Behaviors
AUTHOR : Jasper Vincent Alontaga,Sofia Irina Gomez,Lara Patricia Mariano,Jeanne Paula Pajarillo
INFORMATION : page. 39~55 / 2017 Vol.11 No.3
The main purpose of this action research was to investigate if using music and movement activities
would lessen the problem behaviors displayed by eleven (11) preschool students ages 4-5 years old in
a private preschool in the Philippines. Problem behaviors are behaviors that are considered as
disruptive or can cause harm to other children or may be a hindrance to their learning. The students
were exposed to researcher-adapted music and movement activities for five (5) weeks based on
observed target problem behaviors. Quantitative data were collected through the use of a researchermade
checklist and qualitative data through observations. Paired t-test results determined that there
was a significant difference in the decrease of children’s problem behaviors during free play when
music and movement activities were implemented. This also has been confirmed by the observations
with the children which also showed the improvement in their behaviors during free play –
specifically for destroying, grabbing and not knowing when to share toys and materials. The data also
showed the effectiveness of the intervention in lessening the problem behaviors in other learning
periods aside from free play, validating the role of using music and movement activities in lessening
children’s problem behaviors.
Music and Movement Activities,Problem behaviors,Children
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APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
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