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ERIC Number: EJ1148537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Australian Primary Students' Motivation and Learning Intentions for Extra-Curricular Music Programmes
Ng, Clarence
Music Education Research, v19 n3 p276-291 2017
What are the motivational differences between students who intend to continue their learning in instrumental and choral music programmes and those who intend to discontinue? Using an achievement-goal perspective, this study investigated motivation and learning intentions of Australian students who had engaged in these extra-curricular music programmes in school. The results showed that continuing and discontinuing students differed from each other in mastery goals, performance-approach goals, self-concept of ability, enjoyment, devaluing of music, perceived parental support, and time spent on practice. Using mastery and performance-approach goals as predictors, this study located three clusters of music students: mastery-focused, multiple-goal, and unmotivated students. Multiple-goal students who endorsed simultaneously mastery and performance-approach goals had the most adaptive motivational pattern in learning their music programmes. Students in both mastery-focused and multiple-goal groups were more likely to continue their learning in these music programmes while those in the unmotivated group were more likely to quit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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