|The Sex-Stereotyping of Musical Instruments|
Susan Yank Porter
Uploaded by: Hal Abeles
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Harold F. Abeles Collection, Teachers College Faculty, Music and Music Education
Tags: Attitudes, instrument selection, School environment, Sex, teaching method
Description/Abstract: This series of studies was undertaken to examine musical instrument gender associations. Study 1, which investigated adult musical instrument preferences for children, indicated significant differences (<.05) in instrument selections due to the sex of the child. Study 2 employed a paired-comparison strategy to place eight instruments under investigation on a masculine-feminine continuum. Study 3 investigated children's (K-5) instrumental preferences. Results showed a significant sex by grade interaction. Study 4 examined three procedures for presenting the instruments to preschool children. The results showed a significant sex by method of presentation interaction.