The main objective of this study was to understand the relationship between Music Performance Anxiety (MPA), internalizing and externalizing problems, perfectionism and self-efficacy beliefs in young musicians, from 7th to 9th grade. A sociodemographic questionnaire, the Youth Self-Report, the Music Performance Anxiety Inventory for Adolescents, the Child-Adolescent Perfectionism Scale and the Scale of Self-Efficacy for Musical Performance were administered to 145 music students, aged between 12 and 14 years old. The results identified a positive correlation between MPA and perfectionism, internalizing and externalizing problems, and a negative correlation between MPA and self-efficacy. Regarding gender and year of schooling, girls showed higher levels of MPA than boys, as well as 9th grade students compared to 7th grade students. Students with better scores in the instrument's assessment and those who study more hours, showed lower MPA values and more perfectionism. Following these results, directions for future research are suggested, such as studying the predictive power of different individual and contextual variables towards MPA, and the inclusion of measures about the pedagogical relationship with teachers and the parental role in musical practice.
|Date of Award||14 Jul 2022|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Pedro Dias (Supervisor) & Lurdes Veríssimo (Co-Supervisor)|
- Music performance anxiety
- Music students from 7th to 9th grade
- Internalizing and externalizing problems