The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of song-focused music therapy
on self-esteem and interpersonal relationship in schizophrenia patients. The subjects of
this study are total nine mental patients residing in a mental health care facility located
in D City. A song-focused music therapy program was implemented from August 23rd,
2 16 with total 12 sessions, for 60 minutes, once a week.
The subjects are 25- to 60-year-old men and women who were diagnosed to have
schizophrenia mainly and have passed over five years since then. The program was
designed and implemented by this researcher referring to advanced research.
In order to examine the effects of a song-focused music therapy program on
self-esteem and interpersonal relationship in chronic schizophrenia patients residing in
a facility, this author formulated following study questions:
First, how does song-focused music therapy influence the improvement of
self-esteem in chronic schizophrenia patients’?
Second, how does song-focused music therapy influence the enhancement of
interpersonal relationship in chronic schizophrenia patients?