ERIC Number: EJ1019737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Interpersonal Competence, Self Efficacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Pretests Posttests, Skill Analysis, Feedback (Response), Teacher Effectiveness, Skill Development, Teacher Education Programs, Likert Scales, Teacher Competency Testing, Graduate Study, Questionnaires
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Education Level: Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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