MANHATTAN, KS

DIAVOLO VETERANS RESIDENCY

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

MARCH 17-31, 2019

Manhattan, KS - DIAVOLO partnered with Kansas State University, McCain Auditorium, and Fort Riley to bring The Veterans Project to this research institution. During a two-week movement exploration, Jacques Heim and his team of directors and dancers used movement, text, and a variety of other art forms to create a piece entitled S.O.S. (Save Our Souls, Signs Of Survival, Strength Of Soldiers).

RESEARCH CONDUCTED

PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL (PsyCap) and VETERANS TRANSTION 

This study conducted during the K-State residency was designed to examine changes in general well-being among military veterans participating in an arts-based workshop aimed to improve positive psychological states that are associated with needed attributes to succeed in making major life transitions.  Previous work in psychological capital (PsyCap) (Luthans, Youseff & Avolio, 2007) has shown that personal states of the traits of self-efficacy, optimism, hope and resiliency can be improved by developmental activities and are linked to self-management of well-being and performance.  Within the The Veterans Project, we are interested was observing potential changes in psychological capital traits before, during and after the workshop experience. 

Data collected will be shared at a later date.


 
 

photo credit: Cale Hupe