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ERIC Number: EJ874561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 102
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Two Decades of Research on Possible Selves and the "Missing Males" Problem in Choral Music
Freer, Patrick K.
International Journal of Music Education, v28 n1 p17-30 2010
Music education researchers have a lengthy history of examining reasons why individuals seek participation in musical activities. Within that history, however, the concept of "possible selves" (Markus & Nurius, 1986) has received little attention until recently. In the broadest terms, possible selves are a person's impressions of what they might become, what they would like to become, and what they fear becoming. This view of self-concept moves beyond a simple collection of self-attributed traits to encompass the idea that individuals actively manage their choices and actions in order to promote desirable selves and inhibit less-desirable selves. The focus of this article is a systematic review of research and related literature concerning possible selves with specific attention to potential implications for the participation and persistence of adolescent boys in choral music education. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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