The purpose of this research is to find out whether children's
self-efficacy can be improved by sensory activities devised to encourage
spirituality. The survey involved 36 children aged 4 to 5.
To measure the subjects' self-efficacy, Jeon Inok(1996)'s tool was used.
The 18 members of the experimental group attended a program which was
dedicated to promoting spirituality by using sensory activities. The program
was administered three times a week for four weeks, totaling 12 sessions,
each of which contained a type of activity and lasted about fifty minutes.
To the 18 members of the control group, the standard child care
curriculum was applied. The levels of the subjects' self-efficacy were
measured twice, both in the same way, before and after the children
participated in the program.
The finding reveals that the program which was designed to boost
children's spirituality through sensory activities has positive effect on
children's self-efficiency - cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically.
The self-efficiency level in the experimental group significantly increased
by t=7.17(df=34, p<.001) compared to the control group. So, it can be said
that the program dedicated to improving spirituality using sensory activities
is more effective than the standard child care curriculum.·