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Relationships Among College Students' Achievement in World Musics and Selected Background Variables
Contributions to Music Education
No. 23 (1996), pp. 79-88
Published by: Ohio Music Education Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/24126899
Page Count: 10
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This study was designed to predict undergraduate students' achievement in a world music survey course by using selected factors: academic ability, background in Western music, class level, native language, and gender. Multiple regression analysis revealed that 46% of the variation in students' grade could be explained by its linear association with the six predictor variables. The most important predictor was students ' cumulative GPA. The other statistically significant predictor was students ' native language. Students'background in Western music only had a relatively small positive effect. The results showed that the skills required for success in non-Western European music do not differ from those required for other academic disciplines.
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