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Student motivation to participate in instrumental music. Page Posladek Mitchum

Student motivation to participate in instrumental music.

Page Posladek Mitchum

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ISBN : 9780549409458
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114 pages
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This study sought to identify student motivation to join and continue in school instrumental ensembles as well as reasons for student attrition. Instrumental music students (N = 363), in grades 5-12, completed surveys by selecting possible motivatorsMoreThis study sought to identify student motivation to join and continue in school instrumental ensembles as well as reasons for student attrition. Instrumental music students (N = 363), in grades 5-12, completed surveys by selecting possible motivators from a list provided. Responses were analyzed according to ensemble, gender, and grade Enrollment data were analyzed as well.-Results indicated that most students are intrinsically motivated by a personal love of music as well as non-musical factors including social influence, self-perceived fun, preference for the teacher and field trips. Results indicated a loss of interest, dislike of practice, and lack of fun as the most cited reasons for ceasing participation. Limitations of the study and areas for further research were discussed.-This abstract of 119 words is approved as to form and content.