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Comparative Research of Individual and Group Music Therapy Interventions on Adjustment and Negative Coping of University Freshmen

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DOI: 10.23977/appep.2023.040408 | Downloads: 24 | Views: 688


Lu Xinyi 1, Lan Huiying 1, Huang Ziqing 2, Sun Wenxuan 1, Yuan Zishu 1


1 School of Health Management, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, 511495, China
2 School of Mental Health, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, 511495, China

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Yuan Zishu


In response to the social adaptation problems of university freshmen upon entering university, music therapy is proposed to improve the social adaptability of university freshmen such as interpersonal interaction and reduce the negative coping of university freshmen when facing problems. The research purpose is to explore the effectiveness of group and individual music therapy interventions on the social adjustment and negative coping styles of university freshmen, and to explore whether there is a difference in the efficacy of the two treatments mentioned above. And the results are that group music therapy reduces negative coping in university freshmen, and individual music therapy improves adjustment and reduces negative coping in university freshmen. There is no significant difference between group music therapy and individual music therapy in improving freshmen's social maladjustment and reducing their negative coping.


Social adjustment, Negative coping, Music therapy, Individuals, Groups


Lu Xinyi, Lan Huiying, Huang Ziqing, Sun Wenxuan, Yuan Zishu, Comparative Research of Individual and Group Music Therapy Interventions on Adjustment and Negative Coping of University Freshmen. Applied & Educational Psychology (2023) Vol. 4: 45-56. DOI:


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