The role of parental influences in the development of musical performance
Davidson, Jane W., Howe, Michael J. A., Moore, D. and Sloboda, John A. 2011. The role of parental influences in the development of musical performance. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 14 (4), pp. 399-412.
|Authors||Davidson, Jane W., Howe, Michael J. A., Moore, D. and Sloboda, John A.|
Interviews were conducted with 257 children and their parents; all of the children had studied a musical instrument but differed in the extent of their mastery. The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of parents in the development of musical ability. It was discovered that the most successful children had parents who were the most highly involved in lessons and practice in the earliest stages of learning. These successful music learners often had parents who were involved with music themselves. Parental involvement in music typically took the form of listening to music rather than performing it, and tended to increase over the child's learning period. The children who failed to continue with lessons had parents who were, on average, less interested in music and who did not change their own degree of involvement with music over their child's learning period. Overall, the most musically able children had the highest levels of parental support.
|Journal||British Journal of Developmental Psychology|
|Journal citation||14 (4), pp. 399-412|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-835X.1996.tb00714.x|
|12 Jul 2011|
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|Deposited||13 Feb 2014|
|Copyright information||The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com|
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