Kenny music performance anxiety inventory
: contributos para a validação portuguesa

  • Nânci Marques Figueiredo (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present study had as a main objective to contribute to the portuguese validation of the instrument “Kenny Music Performance Anxiety Inventory” through its adaptation and study of psychometric properties. Participants were 164 university students of music (instrument). The following procedures were adopted: (1) translation and adaptation of the scale, using the thinking out loud procedure; (2) data collection; (3) psychometric analyzes; and (4) analysis of differences between groups. The final version of the instrument revealed a high fidelity, a factorial structure equivalent to the most recent K-MPAI analysis study, containing 30 items organized into two factors: cognitive and physiological symptoms in Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) and individual and family vulnerability. Regarding the differences in groups, it should be mentioned that female participants, participants with a history of professional counselling for anxiety problems and participants with a history of resorting to medication for anxiety control, present higher levels of cognitive and physiological symptoms in MPA, individual and family vulnerability and general MPA. The validation of K-MPAI in Portugal is increasingly relevant as MPA is a growing problem with serious consequences in the lives of individuals, and an effective assessment is necessary to allow the development of appropriate strategies and treatments.

Date of Award19 Nov 2020
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPedro Dias (Supervisor) & Lurdes Veríssimo (Co-Supervisor)


  • Music performance anxiety
  • University students of music (in instrument)
  • Portugal
  • K-MPAI
  • Psychometric properties


  • Mestrado em Psicologia

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