A cross-over from sport psychology to the psychology of music : an intervention study on undergraduate music students

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dc.contributor.author Steyn, B.J.M. (Barend Johannes Marthinus)
dc.contributor.author Steyn, Margaretha Helena
dc.contributor.author Maree, David J.F.
dc.contributor.author Panebianco-Warrens, Clorinda Rosanna
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-14T06:34:24Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-14T06:34:24Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06
dc.description.abstract The primary aim of this research was to evaluate whether the cross-over from Sport Psychology to the Psychology of Music in terms of the knowledge base, intervention Psychological Skills Training (PST) protocols and psychometric measurements was meaningful. A second aim was to ascertain whether the psychological skills levels and mindfulness levels per se have improved amongst the undergraduate students. Extensive research on psychological benefits of PST in sport has been conducted in Sport Psychology, with unambiguously positive results. Mindfulness training, and specifically the mindfulness-acceptance-commitment (MAC) approach have been applied in sport and as in the case of PST, it has not yet been fully utilized in the context of music. This specific combination of PST and the MAC approach were tested on undergraduate music students in a seven-week intervention program. A quasi-experimental design was implemented in this research. Voluntary participation was adopted to ensure that the participants were fully engaged in and committed to this study. A convenience sample of 36 undergraduate music students from the Department of Music at the University of Pretoria was selected. The experimental group consisted of 21 students, and the remaining 15 students composed of the control group. Within the experimental group significant improvements in performance anxiety, psychological skills and mindfulness indicated that the cross-over from the performanceevaluative context of sport to music was meaningful and partially successful. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-06-30 en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.ajol.info/journal_index.php?jid=153&ab=ajpherd en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Steyn, B.J.M., Steyn, M.H., Maree, D.J.F. & Panebianco-Warrens, C. (2015). A cross-over from Sport Psychology to the Psychology of Music: An intervention study on undergraduate music students. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 21(2), 596-611. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1117-4315
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/49809
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance en_ZA
dc.rights Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance en_ZA
dc.subject MAC approach en_ZA
dc.subject Performance anxiety en_ZA
dc.subject Concentration en_ZA
dc.subject Music students en_ZA
dc.subject Mindfulness-acceptance-commitment (MAC) en_ZA
dc.subject Psychological skills training (PST) en_ZA
dc.title A cross-over from sport psychology to the psychology of music : an intervention study on undergraduate music students en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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