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Socio-Psychological Effects of Temple Stay Experience: Focused on the Probationer

Chun, Byung-gil 1 Ko, Dong Woo 2 Park, Eunkyung 2

1동국대학교
2대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

The study was to investigate the socio-psychological effects of temple stay experience of the probationers. We examined whether there was any change of psychological states during pre-, post-participation, and one month later. The survey was conducted on 78 probationers of 9 probation stations in total. Data was collected from September to December 2015 with self-administrated questionnaires. The pre-participation survey was conducted on arriving at the temple, and the post-participation survey was carried out immediately after the temple stay experience. And the final survey was conducted one month after their temple stay. An interesting result was that there were no any significant changes in the probationers’ socio-psychological states over the time periods. This was due to the fact that the short-term program provided to the probationers was the same as the program provided to general participants. Based on the result, it was suggested that mid and long-term temple stay programs optimally centered on exceptional people (e.g., the probationers) should be developed to provide with them more positive effects and to enhance the probation system.

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