Journal article

Individual difference correlates of continuing versus ceasing musical participation

Amanda E Krause, Adrian C North, Jane W Davidson

Psychology of Music | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019

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 w..

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