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ERIC Number: ED429098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Potential Teachers' Hierarchical, Multidimensional Artistic Self-Concept.
Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; McInerney, Dennis M.; Russel-Bowie, Deirdre
Australian university students attending a 3-year teacher education program (N=329) responded to self-concept items in four Creative Arts domains: music, visual art, dance, and drama. Their responses were then related to their attitudes toward teaching these subjects. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) showed that self-concept in each domain was distinct, providing support for the multidimensionality and domain-specificity of artistic self-concept. Hierarchical CFA also showed that self-concepts in the four artistic domains could be represented by a higher order self-concept factor, providing support for the hierarchical structure of artistic self-concept. When domain-specific self-concepts were related to students' attitudes toward teaching the respective subject areas, paths from self-concept to attitude in corresponding domains were substantial and positive, while paths to nonmatching domains were small, or even negative. Even though potential teachers' artistic self-concept was both hierarchical and multidimensional, development of their domain-specific self-concepts may be more fruitful for enhancing teaching in specific art subjects. (Contains 3 tables and 45 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia