ERIC Number: EJ705510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-22
Reference Count: 21
Learning Environments, Goal Orientations, and Interest in Music
Marjoribanks, Kevin; Mboya, Mzobanzi
Journal of Research in Music Education, v52 n2 p155 Sum 2004
This study is an examination of relationships among family background, family and school learning environments, goal orientations, and students' interest in music. Data were collected from 18-year-old black South African students, 340 women and 285 men, whose main language was IsiXhosa. Findings indicated that when family background was defined conjointly by family social status and parents' aspirations, (a) family background, gender, family and school learning environments, and goal orientations combined to have medium associations with students' interest in music, (b) relationships among learning environments, goal orientations, and students' interest in music varied for students with different family backgrounds, and (c) the learning environment and goal-orientation variables partially accounted for the relationships between family background, gender, and students' interest in music.
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Social Status, Goal Orientation, Parent Aspiration, Music, Music Education, Student Interests, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa