Development and Validation of a Music Self-Concept Inventory for College Students

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Journal of Research in Music Education

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The purpose of this study was to develop a Music Self-Concept Inventory (MSCI) for college students that is easy to administer and reflects the global nature of this construct. Students (N = 237) at a private college in the midwestern United States completed the initial survey, which contained 15 items rated on a 5-point Likert scale. Three subscales determined by previous research included (a) support or recognition from others, (b) personal interest or desire, and (c) self-perception of music ability. A series of exploratory factor analyses supported this model and indicated that deleting two items loading


This article was published in Journal of Research in Music Education, volume 65, issue 1, 203-218, March 16, 2017,