Comparison of Self-Concepts of Secondary School Students Receiving and not Receiving Musical Instrument Training

Volume 3 - Issue 1
Nihan Yağışan Coşkun Arslan
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Abstract:


The aim of this study is to compare self-concepts of secondary school students. The study was conducted on a total of 235 students receiving private musical instrument training outside school (n= 115, male: 63, female: 52) and students not receiving musical instrument training (n=120, male: 65, female 55). The students in the study group are aged between 12 and 15. Piers-Harris Self-Concept Scale for Children, which was developed by Piers and Harris (1964) and adapted into Turkish by Çataklı and Öner (1986-1987), was applied to collect data. For statistical analyses of the data independent samples t test was used. The results of the study revealed that students receiving musical instrument training had more positive self-concept in happiness and satisfaction, anxiety, popularity, behavior and compliance sub-dimensions compared to the students not receiving musical instrument training. As a result of the study it was found that students’ not receiving musical instrument training had more positive self-concept in terms of physical appearance and mental ability and school success sub-dimensions compared to the students receiving musical instrument training.

Keywords

  • Musical instrument training
  • self-concept
  • secondary school students
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