Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of group art therapy for elementary school stuednts through meta-analysis of domestic journals from 2010 to 2017.
Methods: The subjects of this study were 259 effect sizes calculated from the 41 research materials selected in Korean Journal of Art Therapy (Korea Art Therapy Association) and The Korean Journal of Art Therapy (The Institute of Korea Arts Therapy.
Results: First, the overall mean effect size of children participating in art therapy for this study was 1.69, which indicates that the programs proved to be useful for children. Second, the session with the largest effect size consisting of 7~10 group members was conducted more than 20 times in total, with the time per session of 60~90 minutes.
Conclusion/Implications: It is expected that elementary school art therapy can be an effective way of solving the psychological problems of children and will be useful for future program development and research.