Musical Self-Concept - Presentation of a Multi-Dimensional Model and Its Empirical Analyses

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dc.contributor.author Spychiger, Maria
dc.contributor.author Gruber, Lucia
dc.contributor.author Olbertz, Franziska
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-03T06:44:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-03T06:44:39Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20934
dc.description.abstract Research on the specific domain of musical self-concept was so far exclusively concerned with musically active subjects (such as performers, music teachers, students, or singing children). In contrast, the starting base of the presented research is that music is a distinct aspect in everyone’s life and personality and that therefore musical self-concept is general and includes a number of domain besides achievement. The presented multi-dimensional model includes (i) non-academic and (ii) dimensions of musical ability. The first section entails representations with regards to “who I am” in music, such as emotional, social, physical, cognitive and spiritual notions, while section two addresses self-representations with regard to “what I can do” in music, such as singing, rhythmic, listening, playing instruments, arranging, composing abilities. The model itself and a number of related hypotheses are evaluated within a qualitative study. Semi-structured interviews have been conducted on a sample of n= 63, divided into subgroups of five levels of musical expertise which range from “music listeners” to “professional musicians”, and five age groups. As a quantitative factor, “nearness-to-self” estimates on the various dimensions of the model are assessed. These latter results are presented in the following paper. en
dc.format.extent 503-506
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other Musical self-concept en
dc.subject.other musical biography en
dc.subject.other musical development en
dc.subject.other musical experience en
dc.subject.other semi-structured interview en
dc.subject.other qualitative content analyses en
dc.subject.other musical self-concept scales en
dc.title Musical Self-Concept - Presentation of a Multi-Dimensional Model and Its Empirical Analyses en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2009411322
dc.identifier.conference ESCOM 2009 : 7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music

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