Health  Vol.2 No.7 , July 2010
Effects of supervised movie appreciation on the improvement of college students’ life meaning sense
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of supervised movie appreciation on improving the life meaning sense among college students. The intervention combined by “pre-video, post counseling” was conducted on the experimental group, while the control group received no intervention. Results have shown that the scores on the subscales of will to meaning, life purpose, life control, suffer acceptance and on the total scale have improved significantly. No gender difference was found on the intervention effect, and participants receiving intervention maintained higher level on related subscales a week later, indicating that supervised movie appreciation is an effective way to improve the life meaning sense among college students.

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nullWang, X. , Zhang, D. , Wang, J. , Xu, H. and Xiao, M. (2010) Effects of supervised movie appreciation on the improvement of college students’ life meaning sense. Health, 2, 804-810. doi: 10.4236/health.2010.27121.
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