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Does musical training improve school performance?


Wetter, Olive Emil; Koerner, Fritz; Schwaninger, Adrian (2009). Does musical training improve school performance? Instructional Science, 37(4):365-374.

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In a retrospective study, we compared school performance of 53 children practicing music (group1) with 67 controls not practicing music (group2). Overall average marks as well as average marks of all school subjects except sports were significantly higher in children who do (group1) than in those who do not practice music (group2). In a multiple regression analysis, musical training, parent's income, and educational level (grades) correlated significantly with overall average marks. A slight decrease of overall average marks over 4years from grades3 to 6 was found in the control group only. Musical training evidently correlates with children's better performance at school, but is obviously part of a multifactorial dependence. Continuous musical training appears to help achieve and maintain school performance at a high level over time

Abstract

In a retrospective study, we compared school performance of 53 children practicing music (group1) with 67 controls not practicing music (group2). Overall average marks as well as average marks of all school subjects except sports were significantly higher in children who do (group1) than in those who do not practice music (group2). In a multiple regression analysis, musical training, parent's income, and educational level (grades) correlated significantly with overall average marks. A slight decrease of overall average marks over 4years from grades3 to 6 was found in the control group only. Musical training evidently correlates with children's better performance at school, but is obviously part of a multifactorial dependence. Continuous musical training appears to help achieve and maintain school performance at a high level over time

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Education
Social Sciences & Humanities > Developmental and Educational Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords:Music, Musical training, School performance, Mark, Marks, Grade, Grades
Language:English
Date:1 July 2009
Deposited On:26 Nov 2018 14:56
Last Modified:15 Apr 2021 14:52
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0020-4277
OA Status:Hybrid
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11251-008-9052-y

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