Domain-specific determinants of musical leisure time activities in elementary school children

  • Marcus Penthin Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Eva Susanne Fritzsche Technische Universität München
  • Stephan Kröner Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Abstract

Why do some primary school students play an instrument or sing in a choir and others do not? Most previous studies were either descriptive reports on musical activities or they were limited in the operationalization of the determinants. Thus, based on a theoretical framework, we developed and tested scales for the assessment of musical leisure time activities and their domain-specific determinants (musical self-concept, injunctive and descriptive subjective norm, intrinsic aspect of attitude) in N = 193 fourth graders. All domain-specific determinants showed statistically significant correlations with musical leisure time activities. In a structural equation model, both descriptive norm and attitude and in particular the musical self-concept displayed unique explanatory value for musical activities (68 % variance explanation). Slightly higher activity levels of girls were completely mediated by the domain-specific determinants. In future studies, the developed scales may be applied for the evaluation of interventions fostering musical activities in primary school children.
Published
14.12.2017
How to Cite
Penthin, M., Fritzsche, E., & Kröner, S. (2017). Domain-specific determinants of musical leisure time activities in elementary school children. Bulletin of Empirical Music Education Research, 8. Retrieved from https://www.b-em.info/index.php/ojs/article/view/147
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Single Contributions