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ERIC Number: EJ1104329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-4517
Caring Climate, Empathy, and Student Social Behaviors in High School Band
Lalama, Susana M.
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v15 n3 p180-200 Jun 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore connections among perceived caring climate, empathy, and student social behaviors in high school bands. Nine high school band directors (N = 9 schools), along with their students (N = 203), completed an electronic questionnaire for variables of caring climate, cognitive empathy, affective empathy, social behaviors, and victimization. A multiple linear regression was performed and results showed that cognitive empathy predicted positive social behavior. Results from T-test and ANOVA found that students had higher perceptions of caring climate when (a) teachers remained at the school for more than five years, (b) bands had smaller enrollments, (c) schools were Title One schools, and (d) when students did not hold leadership positions in band. [This paper was presented at the 9th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education (2015).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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