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ERIC Number: EJ1089556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
The Role of Choral Singing in the Lives of Amateur Choral Singers in Iceland
Einarsdottir, Sigrun Lilja; Gudmundsdottir, Helga Rut
Music Education Research, v18 n1 p39-56 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate what motivates people to sing in choirs as a leisure activity. Subjects were retrieved from members of 10 amateur choirs of various types in Iceland through a paper-based survey. Results indicated that participants gain both personal and social benefits from singing in a choir. Findings revealed differences between participants in terms of their perceptions regarding social and personal aspects of choral singing according to gender, age, level of education and music education. Personal enjoyment of singing and a positive social atmosphere seem to be the strongest motivating factors for voluntary participation in choirs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iceland
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