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ERIC Number: EJ1063698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-23
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Development of an Instrument to Measure Students' Attitudes towards Piano Practice
Umuzdas, Mehmet Serkan
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n8 p1167-1172 Apr 2015
Practicing the piano is a systematic part of the instrument-learning process. It contains all development practices from the analysis of the work to the improvement of performance. Students usually practice the piano as a preparation for performing in courses, exams, or on stage and they do it individually. The mentality which emerges during the piano practicing process can be a significant determinant on the result (performance). In this study, it is aimed to improve student mentality regarding piano practice. A draft scale which was made after the literature scanning was applied to 227 students by rearranging as a five point likert scale. As a result of the exploratory factor analysis, it was determined that the scale had a structure with three factors. To evaluate the validity and reliability of the survey after the data collection, calculations of Cronbach's Alpha and factor analysis measurements were made. KMO (Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin) and Barlett's tests were made to examine sample sufficiency and factorability levels of the used scale. KMO value was determined to be 0.837. Cronbach's alpha internal reliability coefficient for the whole scale was found as 0.956. The data which has been obtained after the study shows that the survey is valid and reliable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey