Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 7, Pages: 1-7
Hye Kyoung Jeon and Chang Seek Lee*
To grasp the effect of indoor horticultural activity program on emotional intelligence, social ability, and school adaptability of children in single-parentfamilies,the program was conducted after dividing the participants into experimental group and control group consisting of 10 participants in each group. First, horticultural activity was effective in improving emotional awareness, emotional expression, empathy, emotional control, and emotional utilization in emotional intelligence. Second, horticultural activitywas effective inimproving sociability,interpersonal adaptability, socialparticipation, anddirectedness, but it was not effective in improving popularity. Third, horticultural activity was effective in improving peer relationship and school class, but it was not effective in improving relationship with teachers and observing school regulation.
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Horticultural Activity Program, Social Ability, School Adaptability, Single Parent Families
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