Increasing Self-Confidence in Students from Different Universities through Exercises in Body Technique and Dance Therapy

  • Vlad Teodor Grosu lecturer, PhD Department PhD Postdoc: Doctoral school FEFS, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport “Babeș – Bolyai University”
  • Hanna Imola Vari Department PhD Doctoral school FEFS, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport “Babeș – Bolyai University”
  • Mircea Nicolae Ordean Department PhD Doctoral school FEFS, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport “Babeș – Bolyai University”
  • Gheorghe Balint Faculty of Movement, Sports and Health Sciences, VasileAlecsandri University
  • Radu Adrian Rozsnyai National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima”
  • Emilia Florina Grosu Doctoral school FEFS, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport “Babeș – Bolyai University”
Keywords: Dance-therapy, body technique, self-depreciation, self-esteem, infatuation


Objectives of this article refer to ways to increase self-confidence in students from different universities in Transylvania manifested by the values of self-depreciation, infatuation and self-esteem. These are realized through the use of complex exercises on music in the form of dance-therapy and body technique.

Purpose: elaboration of an action strategy to modify the self-depreciation, self-esteem, infatuation.

Hypothesis: by introducing the exercises of body technique and dance-therapy, the aim is to modify the components of the ASSI psychological test: self-depreciation, infatuation and self-esteem

Material and Methods: statistical processing was performed with the program Stats Direct v.2.7.2. The graphical representation of the results was done with the Excel application (from the Microsoft Office 2010 package). The tests used are: ASSI and an intervention program based on exercises in body technique and dance therapy.

The subjects participating in the experiment with a duration of 6 months by 200 students at the Technical University Cluj-Napoca, and the extension from Baia-Mare and from the Academy of Music "Gheorghe Dima" from Cluj-Napoca.

The period: of development was between October 2019 and March 2020.

The results: of this study are due to the intervention program through exercises in body technique and dance therapy performed by the experimental group compared to the control group. In the case of A-SN it is a good correlation but of the opposite direction, which means that if (A) self-depreciation decreases then (SN) self-esteem increases. In the case of I-SN it is an acceptable correlation and of the same meaning, which means that if (I) the infatuation increases and (SN) the self-esteem increases, were observed statistically significantly significant differences between the two times (p <0.001).

Conclusions: Statistically significant differences were observed in the indicators of the ASSI tests (self-depreciation, self-esteem, infatuation) which indicates, that our intervention program in the preliminary study had a positive and measurable impact on students in terms of improving self-depreciation and infatuation, as well as increasing self-esteem.


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How to Cite
Grosu, V. T., Vari, H. I., Ordean, M. N., Balint, G., Rozsnyai, R. A., & Grosu, E. F. (2022). Increasing Self-Confidence in Students from Different Universities through Exercises in Body Technique and Dance Therapy. LUMEN Proceedings, 17, 291-307.