ERIC Number: EJ1140011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Assessing Music Students' Motivation Using the Music Model of Academic Motivation Inventory
Parkes, Kelly A.; Jones, Brett D.; Wilkins, Jesse L. M.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v35 n3 p16-22 Jun 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of using a motivation inventory with music students in upper-elementary, middle, and high school. We used the middle/high school version of the MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation Inventory to survey 93 students in the 5th to 12th grades in one school. Our analysis revealed the inventory produced reliable and valid scores on the five MUSIC scales (MUSIC is an acronym for empowerment, usefulness, success, interest, and caring). Findings provide empirical evidence to support the validity of the five-factor structure of the MUSIC Model of Motivation for music students. Thus, the inventory may be used by music teachers as a reliable means to assess students' motivation-related perceptions. We provide several strategies that music teachers can consider in designing instruction to be consistent with each component of the MUSIC model, as well as possible implications.
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Questionnaires, Student Surveys, Music Teachers, Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Teaching Methods, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
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