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Socioeconomic Status, Instrumental Music Participation, and Middle School Student Achievement

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
The purpose of this study was to determine the differences in growth on the reading and mathematics FCAT 2.0 across varying levels of instrumental music participation by both low- and high-socioeconomic status (SES) middle school students, and to determine whether or not there is a relationship between instrumental music participation and socioeconomic status. The differences between instrumental music participation groups were not found to be statistically significant for both the reading and mathematics FCAT 2.0 growth by high-SES status students, and for reading FCAT 2.0 growth by low-SES status students. The differences between groups were found to be significant for mathematics FCAT 2.0 growth by low-SES students, but a Tukey HSD post-hoc test found no significant differences between the individual groups. The study also found that high-SES students had a higher rate of instrumental music participation in sixth grade, and a lower attrition rate between sixth and seventh grade than the low-SES students.
Title: Socioeconomic Status, Instrumental Music Participation, and Middle School Student Achievement.
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Name(s): Antmann, Michael, Author
Murray, Kenneth, Committee Chair
Doherty, Walter, Committee Member
Murray, Barbara, Committee Member
Hutchinson, Cynthia, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the differences in growth on the reading and mathematics FCAT 2.0 across varying levels of instrumental music participation by both low- and high-socioeconomic status (SES) middle school students, and to determine whether or not there is a relationship between instrumental music participation and socioeconomic status. The differences between instrumental music participation groups were not found to be statistically significant for both the reading and mathematics FCAT 2.0 growth by high-SES status students, and for reading FCAT 2.0 growth by low-SES status students. The differences between groups were found to be significant for mathematics FCAT 2.0 growth by low-SES students, but a Tukey HSD post-hoc test found no significant differences between the individual groups. The study also found that high-SES students had a higher rate of instrumental music participation in sixth grade, and a lower attrition rate between sixth and seventh grade than the low-SES students.
Identifier: CFE0005755 (IID), ucf:50073 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-08-01
Ed.D.
Education and Human Performance, Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Instrumental Music -- Band -- Orchestra -- Student Achievement -- Middle School -- Socioeconomic -- Mozart Effect -- Music Participation
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005755
Restrictions on Access: public 2015-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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