Journal article

Reliability and validity of the Meaningfulness of Songwriting Scale with university students taking a popular songwriting class

Felicity Anne Baker, Raymond Afredo Rossi MacDonald, Mark Clement Pollard

ARTS & HEALTH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Songwriting is emerging as a popular activity for use in therapeutic contexts suggested. Our study tested the properties of the Meaningfulness of Songwriting Scale (MSS) with university students studying songwriting, to determine its validity and reliability in measuring the extent of meaning derived from the songwriting process. Method: Participants completed the MSS, Short State Flow Scale, and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale immediately following their creation and performance of an original song. Seven days later, participants completed the MSS second time. Results: Analyses were performed and findings indicated that the measure has good content validity, strong internal consiste..

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