The development of criteria for identifying music preferred by children with behavioral problems

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Jo Ann Curlee Bowman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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James Sherbon

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences which may exist between responses to aural stimuli by children classified as possessing behavioral problems (aggressive behavior, passive conduct, hyperactivity and lack of peer communication) and those in a non-behavioral problem category. It was hypothesized that significant differences existed in the musical preferences of the two groups. Two hundred seventy subjects were drawn from a population representing all fifth grade sections in the Lee County, North Carolina, Public Schools. Subjects were assigned by classes to an experimental group which consisted of 51 children who were identified by the classroom teachers as students exhibiting behavioral difficulties. The remaining members of the classrooms (219 students) made up the comparison group.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
Behavior disorders in children
Music therapy for children

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