ERIC Number: EJ1019699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Dimensions of Flow in Academic and Social Activities among Summer Music Camp participants
Diaz, Frank M.; Silveira, Jason M.
International Journal of Music Education, v31 n3 p310-320 Aug 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence of flow experiences among high school music students attending a two-week summer instrumental music camp. Specifically, the study sought to determine if: (1) students do indeed experience flow in summer camp settings; (2) what activities are conducive to flow; (3) what is the relationship between academic and social contexts in inducing high-level flow experiences; and (4) what is the relationship between attention and enjoyment among these experiences. A researcher-designed questionnaire was used to solicit information regarding the aforementioned factors. Results suggested that students experienced flow during a large range of activities, but that musical/academic activities were more conducive to flow than social activities. Additionally, moderate to strong levels of association were found between the variables of attention and enjoyment among the highest-ranked flow-inducing activities. Suggestions for further research as well as implications for music educators are discussed.
Descriptors: High School Students, Music, Music Education, Summer Programs, Musical Instruments, Student Attitudes, Context Effect, Questionnaires, Music Activities, Attention
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Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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