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ERIC Number: EJ1019737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
Music Educators' Self-Perceptions of Interpersonal Skills: An Exploratory Study
Howard, Sandra A.; Seaver, Karen J.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v32 n1 p18-24 Nov 2013
The purpose of this exploratory study was to measure music educators' ("N" = 9) self-perceptions of their use of interpersonal skills. Participants rated themselves on 32 statements included on the "My Use of Interpersonal Skills Inventory" in pre- and posttest formats. Participants participated in a 4-week period of weekly practice, class discussions, and self-reflections focused on interpersonal skills. A Wilcoxon signed-rank test was applied and revealed an overall significant difference ("z" = -2.81, "p" < 0.01) in participants' self-perceptions of their use of interpersonal skills. Self-perceptions of improved skills were reported in 20 out of 32 areas including a statistically significant ("p" < 0.05) increase of ratings for seven interpersonal skill behaviors.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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