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2014  (Vol. 4, No: 2)

Associating Somatosensory Interactive Technology with Chinese Ink Painting Enriches the Art Activity for Children in Museum

P. F. Wu, K. Y. Fan, T. H. Lin 


Corresponding Author: P. F. Wu

Vol. 4, (2): 23-30


Abstract

The stimulation of children’s development is taken up during the children’s art activity. It is based on the “Laban Movement Analysis” to design somatosensory interactive technology, associating with Chinese ink painting, to assess the children’s kinesthetic intelligence in art activity. There are 60 children with 8-12 ages participate in the study. It is found that the use of somatosensory interactive technology would promote significantly the children’s kinesthetic intelligence from the results of qualitative and quantitative analysis, and all children pose positive attitudes in the acceptance of technology.

Submitted
 Accepted

23 Jun 2014

23 Sep 2014
 

Study on the Health conception and Health Lifestyle of University students in Southern Taiwan

M.C. Hsieh, Y.C. Chen, H.C. Lin, C.I. Huang, T.C. Huang


Corresponding Author: M.C. Hsieh

Vol. 4, (2): 31-35

Abstract

The habits and concepts of university students may affect their lifestyles after graduation. This study assessed the relationship between health conceptions with health lifestyles for university students and the other factors associated with their health lifestyles. 610 students from 6 universities in southern Taiwan were selected to fill in the structured questionnaires. 532 students finished the questionnaires with informed consents and the recovery rate was 88%. The instruments consisted of three major parts: demographic variables, health conceptions and health lifestyles. The health lifestyles included six dimensions namely diet, exercise, stress management, health responsibility, self-appreciation and social support. The health conceptions and health lifestyles were measured by a five-point Likert’s scale. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, and multiple-regression analysis. SPSS18.0 was used for statistical analysis. Among participants, 34% was males, 4.7% students had habits of smoking and drinking alcohol concurrently, and 17.1% of them were overweight and obesity. Comparing with boys, Girls had higher scores of interpersonal support but lower scores of exercise (p<0.001) in health lifestyles. Smoking students got lower scores in health lifestyles compared with those without such habits (p<0.05). Parents’ education level and marital status were not associated with health conception or health lifestyles of university students. The levels of Health conception was positively correlated with health lifestyles among university students.

Submitted

   Accepted

23 Jun 2014

   16 Sep 2014