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ERIC Number: EJ878595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0190-4922
Gender and Attraction: Predicting Middle School Performance Ensemble Participation
Warnock, Emery C.
Contributions to Music Education, v36 n2 p59-78 2009
This study was designed to predict middle school sixth graders' group membership in band (n = 81), chorus (n = 45), and as non-participants in music performance ensembles (n = 127), as determined by gender and factors on the Attraction Toward School Performance Ensemble (ATSPE) scale (alpha = 0.88). Students completed the ATSPE as elementary fifth graders and were classified by group after enrolling into middle school. Six factors on the ATPSE and gender were programmed as predictors in a direct discriminant function analysis. Results show that gender (0.898), parental support (0.715), and a negative relationship concerning future ambitions in school music (-0.633) were the only significant predictors of membership in band and in the group classified as non-participants in music performance ensembles. Findings suggest that the stronger parental support is toward school music, the greater a prediction can be made of middle school sixth graders' school performance ensemble participation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A