|Abstract: ||The problems of teenagers have become serious increasingly, which result in more attention on the studies of juvenile delinq uency then ever.|
From the leisure standpoint, this research discusses the effect created by drama therapy in acting on juvenile delinquency, then making some interaction with related theories of art therapy.
This study puts to use the methods of qualitative studies including of observing and participating, countryside daily recording and in-depth interviewing. It shows that there is usually a quite complex background and growing experiences being company with juvenile delinquency. Therefore, their backgrounds of life and characters of leisure are generally content of mental over-stress, constraint, disorder, out of focus, and the lack of self-confidence. By participating in the activities of drama, they produce a series of the action of leisure, such as relaxation, escape, self-consciousness, selflessness, sublimation, and self-achievement. Moreover, the following changes in their opinions, attitude, and behaviors happened on themselves, family, and human relationship. Yet, these changes result from the pent-up demands satisfied for the leisure liberty.
This study from an integral standpoint of leisure is different from previous researches of art therapy, which mainly based on several kinds of art theories to deliberate psychological effect and behavior adjustments. We touch abundant experiences of leisure liberty during the drama psychotherapy. Through cases study, we point out that how important leisure experiences played in drama art psychotherapy as an agency. The findings of this study might enrich the related theories, catch more attention in future related researches, and in addition improve the lent support to projects of juvenile delinquency.