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International Journal of Home Science

2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 3, PART A

Does tertiary education in music promote psychological well-being and curb negative emotions

Author(s): Ankita Parui and Paromita Ghosh
The study aimed to find out whether stream of study (Music / Non-Music) influences tertiary students’ extents of psychological well-being and experience of negative emotions (viz. depression, anxiety and stress). Two random samples were selected. One sample consisted of 145 (103 undergraduate; 42 post-graduate) students of music. Another sample comprised 87 (59 undergraduate; 28 post-graduate) students who have never studied music. Females and males were represented in the samples. Age range of the participants was 18 – 25 years. They belonged to middle socio-economic status families as assessed by standardized tool [17]. They were residents of Kolkata. Tools administered for data collection included a General Information Schedule and three standardized tests viz. Psychological Well – Being Scales [14], Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale [11] and Socio – Economic Status Index [17]. Descriptive statistics were computed. Analysis of Variance was conducted. Results showed that stream of study (Music / Non-Music) had significant influence on participating tertiary students’ extents of autonomy, depression, anxiety and stress. Participating students of music tended to be superior in autonomy but on the average suffered more from depression, anxiety and stress as compared with their peers from other disciplines. Institutions must provide counseling and guidance services customized to satisfy the needs of students of music.
Pages: 37-41  |  772 Views  65 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ankita Parui, Paromita Ghosh. Does tertiary education in music promote psychological well-being and curb negative emotions. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(3):37-41.

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