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ERIC Number: EJ899831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
Emotional Differences between Early and Late Degree Program Music Teacher Education Students Using a Concise Emotional Inventory
Fredrickson, William E.; Madsen, Clifford K.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v29 n1 p33-39 Nov 2010
Teaching music can be a stressful profession. How current and future teachers perceive stress, and the personal emotions that result from stressful situations, raises many questions. This study investigated differences in perception of levels of emotional stress between early and late program students in music teacher education using a concise emotional inventory. The scale was developed as an expedient device to be used with young adults to access a person's emotional state across a wide variety of defined life content areas. The version of the scale used in this study was specifically developed and validated for use with college-age students. In the present study, comparisons were made between students in an introductory music education class (n = 45) versus advanced music education undergraduates (n = 45) in the semester prior to their student teaching. Results indicated that although some similarities between the two groups did exist, there were indeed differences. The question concerning finances was rated the lowest for both groups indicating high stress. The question concerning future career was rated the highest for both groups indicating the lowest level of perceived stress. In addition, suggestions for use of the instrument in music teacher education programs and music teacher in-service were outlined. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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