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Miksza, Peter; Prichard, Stephanie; Sorbo, Diana – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate intermediate musicians' self-regulated practice behaviors. Thirty sixth- through eighth-grade students were observed practicing band repertoire individually for 20 min. Practice sessions were coded according to practice frame frequency and duration, length of musical passage selected, most prominent…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Video Technology, Musicians
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Miksza, Peter; Tan, Leonard – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine whether students' practice efficiency, flow during practicing, and self-efficacy for self-regulation varied as a function of their practice tendencies, their tendencies toward self-evaluation, their self-regulatory tendencies to be self-reflective when practicing, tendencies to exhibit grit in their…
Descriptors: Music Education, College Students, Self Efficacy, Musical Instruments
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Miksza, Peter; Blackwell, Jennifer; Roseth, Nicholas E. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore a microanalysis technique for measuring instrumentalists' self-regulation tendencies during music practice. A secondary purpose was to investigate whether an intervention informed by the features of the microanalysis technique would increase the students' self-regulated learning tendencies. Three…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Music, Music Education, Intervention
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Miksza, Peter – Psychology of Music, 2011
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between observed practice behaviors consistent with conceptions of deliberate practice (Lehmann & Ericsson, 1997) and the performance achievement of collegiate wind players (N = 55). The secondary purpose of this study was to explore relationships among observed practice…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Questionnaires, Musicians, Musical Instruments
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Miksza, Peter – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2006
This study is an investigation of relationships among impulsiveness, locus of control, sex, observed practice behaviors, practice effectiveness, and self-reported practice habits in a sample of 40 college brass players. Practice effectiveness was defined by the amount of change in pretest and posttest performance achievement scores over one…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Measures (Individuals)