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Research in Dance and Physical Education - Vol. 4, No. 1, pp.45-55
ISSN: 2586-1034 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Jun 2020
Received 29 Apr 2020 Revised 20 May 2020 Accepted 15 Jun 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26584/RDPE.2020.6.4.1.45

An Analysis of Research Trends in Korean Dance Psychology
Won-Min Choi1 ; Ji-Hang Lee2, *
1Sungkyunkwan University, PhD, Republic of Korea
2Sungkyunkwan University, Professor, Republic of Korea

Correspondence to : *Email address: dance-is@hanmail.net


Abstract

This research analyzed the trends in Korea’s psychology of dance research by studying master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, and papers published between 1975 and May 2020, inclusive, in KCI-registered academic journals. The analyzed data includes titles, published dates, research targets, keywords, and research types. The pool of documents analyzed included 241 master’s theses (48%), 72 doctoral dissertations (14.3%), and 189 domestic (Korean) research papers (37.6%). Research types ranged from technical research (76.7%), experimental research (13.5%), analytical research (3.6%), qualitative research (5.6%), to mixed research (0.6%). Research topics were divided into six categories: emotion, motivation, personality, psychology technique, health psychology, and dance/social psychology. It is important to review these papers in detail to see whether the knowledge obtained is applicable to the real dance field. In addition, transforming dance psychology research into a theory-based paradigm focused on the actual dance field will allow us to build dance psychology theories unique to Korean culture and establish a system applicable to the dance field.


Keywords: Dance psychology, content analysis, research trends, research

Future direction

Although dance psychology is advancing at a fast pace, there are many challenges to be addressed, including literature identity, research areas, and methodologies. To this end, one must take a detailed look at whether the knowledge acquired from the research is applicable to the dance field. A change in the paradigm anchoring the dance psychology research field that is based on faithful theories would help us build dance psychology theories suitable for studying Korean culture and its applicable institutions.


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