Committee Chair

Lee, William R.

Committee Member

Harris, Lee D.; Ford, J. Kevin

Department

Dept. of Music

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the cognitive development in music of first- to third-grade children, with particular interest in the mean level of development for each age and the role that gender may play. Participants included 224 students (115 girls and 109 boys) from grades 1-3. Using a developed research protocol, a trained committee of music educators rated children’s drawings for cognitive development with respect to melodic line. The study found significant difference among grade levels with F= 6.9702, df= 2, 222, p = .0012 at the .01 level using a three-group ANOVA. However, there were no significant difference between genders, with F= 0.0487, df= 1, 222, p =.9008 at the .05 level using a two-group ANOVA.

Degree

M. M.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Music.

Date

8-2013

Subject

Music -- Instruction and study

Discipline

Music Education

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

viii, 25 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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