Female adolescents are typically exposed to high levels of stress, which may lead to such psychological challenges as anger, anxiety, and depression. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of oral versus digital storytelling as interventions to reduce the emotional health consequences of female adolescent stress, anger, anxiety, and depression. The study was conducted with two groups of ninth-grade females and two groups of twelfth-grade females randomly assigned to either oral or digital storytelling groups. Ninth-graders reported a greater drop in stress and depression without controlling for type of storytelling. There was a greater decrease in anxiety and anger in the digital storytelling groups without controlling for grade level.
Goodman, Rhonda and Newman, David
"Testing a Digital Storytelling Intervention to Reduce Stress in Adolescent Females,"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 10
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol10/iss2/3