Articles about Motivation

Measuring Student Growth Within a Merit-Pay Evaluation System: Perceived Effects on Music Teacher Motivation Career Commitment
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

In this experimental study, music teachers from a large school district were randomly assigned to one of two hypothetical conditions reflecting different methods for measuring student growth under a merit pay compensation system. In Scenario A, half of a teacher’s ...

Arts Audiences: Establishing a Gateway to Audience Development and Engagement
Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society (2016) Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 53-62

Demand for mainline cultural art forms, including symphonies, opera, and jazz, is diminishing. As the arts face challenges concerning shrinking and aging audiences, reaching new consumer segments has become an imperative. The present research empirically examines how external forces related ...

Older people's motivations for participating in community singing in Australia
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 191-206

The aim of this project was to investigate the motivations of older people who regularly attend community singing groups in Australia. Four focus group interviews were conducted with 64 participants belonging to three community singing groups. Participants explained their motivation ...

"The Ties That Bind": Springsteen Fans Reflect on the Live Concert Experience
Rock Music Studies (2016) Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 80-104

As the traditional driving forces of the music business, sales of recorded music and music publishing, have experienced serious economic downturns over the last decade, principally as a result of changes in technology and consumer behavior, one of the few ...