A survey of music education programs for senior citizens in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
William Dwayne Robertson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Patricia Sink

Abstract: The purpose of the research was: (1) to describe currently existing community music programs designed for persons 65 years of age and older in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and (2) to examine the capacity in which these programs meet the needs of the participants. The study was intended to provide descriptive information needed to make informed choices about community music programs for senior citizens. Twenty-seven community music programs designed specifically for senior citizens were identified in Mecklenburg County. The music leaders of the programs and the program participants served as subjects in the study. Two questionnaires were constructed to survey the populations: (1) Music Education Programs for Senior Citizens Questionnaire (MPSCQ) and (2) Program Participants Questionnaire (PPQ). The music leaders were administered the MPSCQ, and the program participants were administered the PPQ. The SPSS Cross Tabulation Program was used to analyze the survey data. All possible categorizations and pairwise comparisons of questionnaire responses were made, providing a quantitative description of Mecklenburg County senior citizen community music programs.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
Community music $z North Carolina $z Mecklenburg County
Music $x Instruction and study $z North Carolina $z Mecklenburg County
Older people $z North Carolina $z Mecklenburg County $v Songs and music

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