ERIC Number: ED380342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Self-Esteem, Creativity, and Music: Implications and Directions for Research.
Suncoast Music Education Forum on Creativity, p105-121 1989
This paper seeks to give potentially pertinent information and ideas for the development of a model and of hypotheses that are relevant in terms of combining the areas of self-concept and creativity. Selected sources from the areas of psychology, education, and music education are presented as the basis for ideas and thoughts for further research. The ideas in this paper focus on a review of selected self-esteem studies and models. Apparently, many self-esteem inquiries have been highly selective in studying certain variables and factors that teachers and psychologists seem to recognize as being linked closely in the process of human thinking. These factors include creativity and motivation among others. The impetus for presenting thoughts on self-esteem and creativity is an interest fostered by recent publications and presentations on creativity in music education and sources in self esteem, attitudes, and motivation in music education. Areas discussed include achievement, gifted and self-esteem, validation of self-esteem, failure and self-concept, experimental studies, self-concept and music, and creativity and self-concept. Among numerous variables reported in the literature, the following are some that have been studied as causal or interactive factors in self-esteem: (1) academic achievement; (2) elementary, adolescent, and adult ages; (3) music; (4) self-esteem training seminars; (5) body shape; (6) careers; (7) clothing; (8) chemical dependency; (9) delinquency; (10) family; (11) extracurricular activities; (12) health; (13) occupation: (14) peer acceptance; (15) sports participation; (16) giftedness; (17) birth order; (18) success or failure; (19) race; and (20) cultural aspects. A model and related hypotheses are given. Contains 72 references. (DK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Note: For related documents, see ED 378 091, and SO 024 223.