ERIC Number: EJ930791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
How Does Formal Instrumental Music Tuition (FIMT) Impact on Self- and Teacher-Evaluations of Adolescents' Computer-Based Compositions?
Seddon, Frederick A.; O'Neill, Susan A.
Psychology of Music, v34 n1 p27-45 Jan 2006
This study examined 48 computer-based compositions produced by adolescents (13-14 years old) using evaluations by specialist music teachers and the adolescents' self-evaluations and self-assessments. Based on previous research (Seddon and O'Neill, 2001), we expected that the teachers' evaluations of the compositions would not differentiate between the compositions by adolescents with or without 2-4 years prior experience of formal instrumental music tuition (FIMT). We also predicted that the self-evaluations and self-assessments of adolescents with FIMT would be higher than the self-evaluations and self-assessments by adolescents without FIMT. The results supported our predictions suggesting that adolescents' self-evaluations of their ability to compose and their self-assessments of their own compositions are determined by their levels of self-perceived competence, and that this is influenced by whether or not they have previous experience of FIMT. Implications for the use of self-evaluations and self-assessments in music education are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figures.)
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Adolescents, Music Teachers, Tuition, Evaluation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Prediction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Musical Composition, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)