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ERIC Number: EJ799339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Achievement Goals, Learning Strategies and Instrumental Performance
Nielsen, Siw Graabraek
Music Education Research, v10 n2 p235-247 Jun 2008
The current study is a survey of the achievement goals of music students and the manner in which their strategies and instrumental performance relate to these goals. In the context of advanced instrumental learning, the rationale for the present study was to contribute to the literature on motivation in music students, and thereby, help teachers to support students in order to engage in more effective practice. The participants were 130 first-year music students (71 women and 59 men) from six music academies/conservatoires. Factor analysis revealed three factors: ability-approach goal; ability-avoidance goal; and task goal. Significantly, low correlations were found between task goal and learning strategies; and between ability-avoidance goal and learning strategies. Achievement goal orientation variables were not correlated with instrumental achievement. In terms of education, the results described in this article imply that advanced students have the potential to improve and regulate their achievement goal orientations during instrumental learning. (Contains 3 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway