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The Effect of Group Music Therapy on Perceived Self-Efficacy of Undergraduate Students Pursuing the Helping Professions: A Pilot Study

Streit, Laura A. (2014) The Effect of Group Music Therapy on Perceived Self-Efficacy of Undergraduate Students Pursuing the Helping Professions: A Pilot Study. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

Research indicates that therapeutic interventions designed to target levels of self-efficacy serve useful for college students who wish to pursue helping professions in the role of counselor, therapist, or nurse. Group music therapy targeting self-efficacy goals with undergraduates has rarely been researched. In this study, two undergraduate students at a southwestern Virginia university participated in a music therapy intervention. The General Self-Efficacy Scale and the Outcome Rating Scale were used to determine whether perceived levels of self-efficacy changed throughout the course of the intervention. A mixed methods design was used to compare the different phases of data collection and to determine any relationships between the quantitative and qualitative data collected. No significant differences were found between pretest and posttest scores of the two quantitative measures. The qualitative data indicated that the subjects experienced changes in their perceptions of music therapy, especially concerning their understanding of personal benefits from music therapy, and in levels of self-confidence. The subjects also showed an increase in positive feeling states as they became familiar with the music therapy process. Implications for further research are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Laura A. Streit
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 12:03
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 12:03
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/153

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