Event Title

The Role of Arts Participation in Students' Lives

Start Date

4-5-2022 10:30 AM

End Date

4-5-2022 11:00 AM

Description of Program

WebEx Meeting Link: Here
Password: BallroomB

Link to WebEx

https://govst.webex.com/govst/j.php?MTID=m048d08b938c32a61e82f293ad54183b1

Abstract

Students can develop depression symptoms, anxiety, and maladaptive behaviors as they deal with extracurricular demands, competing work / family demands, and adjust to new technology and experiences (Miech et al., 2015; Osam et al., 2017; Pedrelli et al., 2015). Arts participation can have a positive effect on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing (Archambault et al., 2020; Macpherson et al., 2016). This presentation will discuss the preliminary results of a qualitative study examining the role of arts participation in students' lives across two public universities. Five themes emerged such as arts participation playing a role in promoting health, personal identity development, self-expression, socialization, and developing sociocultural insights. Infusing art into course related activities, wellness initiatives, and physical spaces may be helpful for students' well-being and to juggle work/life/school responsibilities.

Presenters:
Kyle Biedron
Graduate Student, Psychology
Rolando Serna
Graduate Student, Social Work

Identify Grant

National Endowment for the Arts

Faculty / Staff Sponsor

Dr. Linda D Campos-Moreira
Assistant Professor, College of Health and Human Services

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Apr 5th, 10:30 AM Apr 5th, 11:00 AM

The Role of Arts Participation in Students' Lives

Students can develop depression symptoms, anxiety, and maladaptive behaviors as they deal with extracurricular demands, competing work / family demands, and adjust to new technology and experiences (Miech et al., 2015; Osam et al., 2017; Pedrelli et al., 2015). Arts participation can have a positive effect on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing (Archambault et al., 2020; Macpherson et al., 2016). This presentation will discuss the preliminary results of a qualitative study examining the role of arts participation in students' lives across two public universities. Five themes emerged such as arts participation playing a role in promoting health, personal identity development, self-expression, socialization, and developing sociocultural insights. Infusing art into course related activities, wellness initiatives, and physical spaces may be helpful for students' well-being and to juggle work/life/school responsibilities.

Presenters:
Kyle Biedron
Graduate Student, Psychology
Rolando Serna
Graduate Student, Social Work