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ERIC Number: EJ1173107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Measuring Self-Perceptions of Creative Identity: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of the Creative Identities of Pre-Service Music Teachers in the US and Australia
Randles, Clint; Ballantyne, Julie
Music Education Research, v20 n2 p231-241 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the creative musical identities of pre-service music education students in the US and Australia. This work builds on prior work that has employed similar procedures with pre-service music teachers (PSMTs) in England and Finland. As in prior research, the creative identity in music (CIM) measure was utilised with both the US and Australian PSMT populations (N = 298). Items of CIM relate to music-making activities often associated with creativity in music education in the literature, including composition, improvisation, and popular music performance. Results suggest that the CIM is a valid tool for measuring creative identity as defined by the researchers. Furthermore, while both populations of pre-service teachers are similarly willing to allow for creativity in the classroom, as measured by CIM Sub-Scale #3, research findings suggest that Australian PSMTs indicate a stronger degree of creative music-making self-efficacy (p < 0.0001), value the areas of creative identity as measured by CIM to a significantly greater extent (p < 0.0001), and value the use of popular music listening/performing within the learning environment to a significantly greater extent (p < 0.0001) than US PSMTs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Australia
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