Jungian psychological traits and personal perceived values associated with university band affiliation

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1982-05

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Texas Tech University

Abstract

Students elect to sustain band affiliation for reasons that may be related to their psychological traits and their personal perceived values of band affiliation. The Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was used to measure the psychological traits of band students. A forced-ranking instrument, designed by the researcher, was used to identify students' personal perceived values of band affiliation. In addition, band students reported their primary musical instrument played in the band, sex, and academic major.

The concert bands at Texas Tech University, the Hardin-Simmons Cowboy Band, and the 198 0 high school summer band camp at Texas Tech were studied, numbering 351 students. The data generated were used to compare the relationship of psychological traits to perceived values of band affiliation between university and high school students, music and nonmusic majors, female and male, and the musical instruments represented in the band.

Significant correlations were found between the Jungian psychological traits of band members and their personal perceived values of band affiliation. There were no significant differences detected between music and nonmusic majors when categorized by psychological traits, but differences were detected when categorized by the rank order of personal perceived values. Significant differences were found between females and males in their psychological trait preferences. The high school band students differed significantly from the university band students in their ranking of the personal perceived values. Significant differences were also found between the trait preferences when categorized by musical instruments.

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Bands (Music), Music in universities and colleges, Typology (Psychology), Personality

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