The Effect of Nontherapeutic Equine Interaction on College Equestrian Students’ Anxiety Levels
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Type of Work22 pages
Action Research Paper
ProgramMasters of Education
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The purpose of this study was to determine if a nontherapeutic equine interaction would affect anxiety levels in college equestrian students. The measurement tool was the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. The study involved seven college equestrian students taking an anxiety pretest, having an equine interaction, and taking an anxiety posttest. Mean anxiety levels were lower after students experienced an equine interaction. Research in this area should continue as there is very little research on the effect of nontherapeutic interaction on equestrian anxiety levels.