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ERIC Number: EJ932303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7356
Correlates of Performance Anxiety in Practical Music Exams
Rae, Gordon; McCambridge, Karen
Psychology of Music, v32 n4 p432-439 Oct 2004
A sample of 120 young musicians (36 males and 84 females) aged between 15 and 18 years (M = 16.5, SD = 0.97) were administered the EPQ-R short scale and a revised PAI-R, a self-report measure of performance anxiety in practical music exams. Principal components analysis indicated that the PAI-R scores were best represented by a single component with an internal consistency reliability of 0.88. Females had significantly higher scores on the PAI-R than males. A significant negative correlation between PAI-R scores and psychoticism, and a significant positive correlation between PAI-R scores and neuroticism scores was obtained. The correlation between PAI-R scores and extraversion was negative but not significant. There was no significant correlation between PAI-R scores and years of playing. The implications of these findings for music teachers are considered. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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