ERIC Number: EJ878595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Group Membership, Music Education, Music, Discriminant Analysis, Predictor Variables, Gender Differences, Performance Factors, Rating Scales, Student Attitudes, Prediction, Parent Influence, Student Participation, Motivation, Middle School Students
Ohio Music Education Association. Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue MU332, Cleveland, OH 44115. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://cme.webhop.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A