Amariotakis, I.1, Pitsi, A.1, Rokka, St.1, Pratsinaki, E.2, Fillipou, F.1*
1Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus, Komotini, 69132, Greece
29th Elementary School of Rethymno, Rethymno, 74100, Greece
The purpose of this study was to examined the levels of self- esteem from participants in dance activities in a period of time that dance schools were closed due to covid19.Secondly as factors of difference of self- esteem it was examined the gender of the participants, the age, and the kind of dance they participate in. For the sake of the study 323 dancers older than 18 years old, and with five years dancing experience at least, took part in this research from dancing clubs, dancing groups and dance stages from all over Greece. For the collection of the research data Rosenberg’s Self-esteem Scale was used, as it has been applied in the Greek population from Galanou, Galanakis, Alexopoulos, & Darviri and modified by Amariotakis. Ten questions compose the scale. From those five measures the negative and the other five the positive feelings of the participants. The statistical analysis that took place was descriptive statistics, reliability analysis and Three-way Anova analysis. From the statistical analysis of the data arise: A. the internal cohesion of the factor is acceptable. B. Self- esteem of the participants is rather high. C. Gender partially differentiates the levels of self- esteem. D. Age and dance kind do not differentiate the levels of self- esteem. In conclusion, dance, of any kind, is an appropriate physical activity for the development of a person’s self- esteem, regardless of gender and age.
Keywords: traditional & classical dance; physical self- esteem; general self- esteem.