Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 1
Examination of The Effects of Play Therapy On Problem Behaviors of Children In Women"s Shelter Homes
Fatma Elif Kılınç1,Nalan Saltık2
1Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Çocuk Gelişimi Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye
2Çekirdek Oluş Güvenli Bağlanma Merkezi Batıkent Şubesi, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.240 Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine whether the play therapy had an effect on the problem behaviors in children aged three-six years in women"s shelter homes exposed to various traumatic situations in the study.

Patients and Methods: The study was an experimental study in which experimental-control group, pre-test, post-test and follow-up measurements were made and it was carried out with 8 children aged 3?6 years in 4 experimental groups and 4 control groups in women"s shelter homes with their mothers.

Results: It is given in the research; "Parent-Child Information Form "and "Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales (PKBS-2)". Children in the experimental group were given a 14-session game therapy, each of which lasted 30 minutes. Analyzes were evaluated non-parametrically with the IBM SPSS 21 package program. The Mann-Whitney U-test was used to compare the pretest and post-test averages of the experimental and control groups, and the Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to compare the pre-test, post-test, and follow-up test averages of the experimental and control groups. The results of the study show that of the children in the experimental group are increased?!?!, and inward and outward behavior problems are decreased. (The results of the study show that the inward and outward behavior problems of children in the experimental group decreased)

Conclusion: In the study, it was determined that the children who participated in the play therapy had aggressive and inconsiderate hyperactive behaviors that were shot outside?!?! (acted out) and problem behaviors related to inner feelings such as fear, anxiety, and hesitancy decreased. Keywords : Children in women