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Understanding the impact of Equine-Assisted Learning on levels of hope in at-risk adolescents.

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dc.contributor.advisor Ivey-Hatz, Julie K., 1971-
dc.contributor.author Frederick, Karen E.
dc.date.copyright 2012-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8543
dc.description.abstract In this study, the researcher uses an experimental design to investigate the impact of five-week intervention of group Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) on levels of hope, self-efficacy, and depression in at-risk adolescents. A randomized, longitudinal, repeated measures method is utilized with a treatment group and a control group. Participants in the experimental group participated in a five-week equine-assisted intervention entitled Leading Adolescents to Successful School Outcomes (LASSO) in addition to receiving the regularly provided services of their school. Participants in the control group received only the regularly provided services of their school counselors. Analysis of variance was used to analyze the main effects of the treatment on measurements of hope, self-efficacy, and depression utilizing the Adolescent Domain-Specific Hope Scale (Frederick, 2011), the New Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale (Chen et al., 2001), and the Major Depression Inventory (Bech, 1998; Bech et al., 2001). Data was collected pre- and post-intervention, as well as weekly during the intervention. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Equine Assisted Learning. en_US
dc.subject Experiential learning. en_US
dc.subject Adolescence. en_US
dc.subject At-risk youth. en_US
dc.subject Hope theory. en_US
dc.subject Self-efficacy. en_US
dc.subject Depression. en_US
dc.title Understanding the impact of Equine-Assisted Learning on levels of hope in at-risk adolescents. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Ph.D. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 1/14/14.
dc.contributor.department Educational Psychology. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Educational Psychology. en_US


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