Title

The Effect of Different Music Programs on Adolescents' Score on the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale

Author(s)

Parker Reyes

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Music is seen, by many, as a way to escape from worries. Psychologists are trying to personify this truth by introducing a new form of therapy called music therapy. It is a treatment where one undergoes music intervention to help raise one's overall mental state. This research project's main goal was to figure out what effect school music programs had on maintaining the overall self esteem of a group of adolescents. This research project would be able to give insight into ways that music therapy would be able to improve itself in ways such as what form of music is best as well as if music therapy is effective as a whole. Testing was completed by sending electronic forms to participants containing an electronic consent form and the Rosenberg self esteem scale. It was hypothesized that the band students would have the highest average self esteem of any group. Once the forms were sent out and the data was analyzed, it was seen that school music programs had little to no effect on the self esteem of the given participants. The hypothesis was false because the mean for all music students combined is 17.444. This score is lower than the mean of the control group which had a mean score of 18.182. This proved the hypothesis invalid because the mean score for music students as a whole is lower than the mean score for those in the control group.

Location

Furman Hall 208

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 9:15 AM

The Effect of Different Music Programs on Adolescents' Score on the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale

Furman Hall 208

Music is seen, by many, as a way to escape from worries. Psychologists are trying to personify this truth by introducing a new form of therapy called music therapy. It is a treatment where one undergoes music intervention to help raise one's overall mental state. This research project's main goal was to figure out what effect school music programs had on maintaining the overall self esteem of a group of adolescents. This research project would be able to give insight into ways that music therapy would be able to improve itself in ways such as what form of music is best as well as if music therapy is effective as a whole. Testing was completed by sending electronic forms to participants containing an electronic consent form and the Rosenberg self esteem scale. It was hypothesized that the band students would have the highest average self esteem of any group. Once the forms were sent out and the data was analyzed, it was seen that school music programs had little to no effect on the self esteem of the given participants. The hypothesis was false because the mean for all music students combined is 17.444. This score is lower than the mean of the control group which had a mean score of 18.182. This proved the hypothesis invalid because the mean score for music students as a whole is lower than the mean score for those in the control group.