MUSEBAQ: A Modular Tool for Music Research to Assess Musicianship, Musical Capacity, Music Preferences and Motivations for Music Use. Chin, T., Coutinho, E., Scherer, K. R., & Rickard, N. S. Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 35(3):376–399, University of California Press Journals, feb, 2018.
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The way people use and react to music is influenced by various determinants related to musicianship, musical capacities, music preferences and motivations for music use. This paper reports on the development of a multi-modular self-report instrument (the Music Use and Background questionnaire, or MUSEBAQ) that measures these determinants in a consistent fashion. Based on earlier work, a hybrid approach of exploratory and confirmatory analyses was conducted across a series of three independent studies to establish reliability and validity of the modular tool. Module 1 (Musicianship) provides a brief assessment of formal and informal music knowledge and practice. Module 2 (Musical capacity) measures emotional sensitivity to music, listening sophistication, music memory and imagery, and personal commitment to music. Module 3 (Music preferences) captures preferences from six broad genres and utilises adaptive reasoning to selectively expand sub-genres when administered online. Module 4 (Motivations for music use) assesses musical transcendence, emotion regulation, social, and musical identity and expression. The MUSEBAQ offers researchers and practitioners a comprehensive, modular instrument that can be used in whole, or by module as required, to capture information related to listeners' background and type of engagement with music, and to serve as a questionnaire to measure and interpret the effects of dispositional differences in emotional reactions to music.
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abstract = {The way people use and react to music is influenced by various determinants related to musicianship, musical capacities, music preferences and motivations for music use. This paper reports on the development of a multi-modular self-report instrument (the Music Use and Background questionnaire, or MUSEBAQ) that measures these determinants in a consistent fashion. Based on earlier work, a hybrid approach of exploratory and confirmatory analyses was conducted across a series of three independent studies to establish reliability and validity of the modular tool. Module 1 (Musicianship) provides a brief assessment of formal and informal music knowledge and practice. Module 2 (Musical capacity) measures emotional sensitivity to music, listening sophistication, music memory and imagery, and personal commitment to music. Module 3 (Music preferences) captures preferences from six broad genres and utilises adaptive reasoning to selectively expand sub-genres when administered online. Module 4 (Motivations for music use) assesses musical transcendence, emotion regulation, social, and musical identity and expression. The MUSEBAQ offers researchers and practitioners a comprehensive, modular instrument that can be used in whole, or by module as required, to capture information related to listeners' background and type of engagement with music, and to serve as a questionnaire to measure and interpret the effects of dispositional differences in emotional reactions to music.},
author = {Chin, Tan-Chyuan and Coutinho, Eduardo and Scherer, Klaus R. and Rickard, Nikki S.},
doi = {10.1525/mp.2018.35.3.376},
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issn = {0730-7829},
journal = {Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal},
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month = {feb},
number = {3},
pages = {376--399},
publisher = {University of California Press Journals},
title = {{MUSEBAQ: A Modular Tool for Music Research to Assess Musicianship, Musical Capacity, Music Preferences and Motivations for Music Use}},
url = {http://mp.ucpress.edu/lookup/doi/10.1525/mp.2018.35.3.376},
volume = {35},
year = {2018}
}

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