Individual difference correlates of continuing versus ceasing musical participation

Krause, Amanda E., North, Adrian C., and Davidson, Jane W. (2020) Individual difference correlates of continuing versus ceasing musical participation. Psychology of Music. (In Press)

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Abstract

While researchers have begun to examine how social and emotional investment in music is related to psychological well‐being, very little research has considered how best to promote life-long participation in music across the lifespan. One particular gap in the existing literature concerns how and why individuals continue to participate or, instead, cease their participation in musical activities. The current research adopted a social psychological approach to quantitatively examine the differences between 383 Australian residents who have ceased (44.40%) or currently participate in musical activity (55.60%). Responses to an online questionnaire indicated that current participation in music was associated positively with a preference for reflective and complex music and the WHO‐Bref’s psychological quality of life dimension; and that current participation in music was associated negatively with peer musical engagement when growing up. Moreover, gender, age, and measures of musical background and experience were not significantly associated with continuing to participate in musical activities. These findings have clear implications for educators’ attempts foster continued musical participation.

Item ID: 62726
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1741-3087
Keywords: music participation; music-making; music engagement; life-long; cessation
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2019. In accordance with the publisher's policies, the Author Accepted Manuscript of this article is available Open Access from ResearchOnline@JCU.
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 05:29
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 70%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190407 Music Performance @ 30%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950101 Music @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 60%
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