Does 12-week Latin dance training affect the self-confidence of the university students?

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Journal of Educational Learning, vol.5, no.4, pp.159-164, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: Journal of Educational Learning
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-164
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


In this research, it is aimed to investigate the effect of 12-week Latin dance training on the self confidence of
university students. This research was conducted with a total of 60 students, including 30 students as control and
30 students as working group. 33-item self-confidence scale developed by Akin (2007) was applied to both
control and working group. Latin dance training was carried out once a week (2 hours) for a total of 24 hours, in
12 weeks. SPSS 16.0 was used for the evaluation of the data obtained in the study. Percetage, frequency, Paired
Sample and Independent t-test were used for the analysis of the data. When post-test scores of self-confidence
were evaluated, score of working group was found to be statistically significant compared to control group.
According to the result of the research, it might be said that 12-week Latin dance training had increased the self
confidence of the participants.