Music Performance Anxiety Scale for High School Students: Validity and Reliability Study

Volume 2 - Issue 1
Uğur Doğan Mehmet Palancı
Pages: 9-17 Download Count : 1271 View Count: 1650 DOI Number 10.17220/ijpes.2015.01.002 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


This study aims to develop a Music Performance Anxiety Scale (MPAS) for high school students, and to conduct a validity and reliability study. In this respect, a scale will be developed to be used for high school students (adolescents), and differences between the genders will be examined. The study was conducted on 546 high school students. Of these students, 185 (33.9%) were male, 361 (66.1%) were female, and the average age was 16.81 with the ages ranging from 15 to 20. Correlational values of the scale items among themselves and with item totals were examined as a preliminary analysis. As a result of the EFA’s principal components technique, promax rotation technique and the analyses, a construct with three factors explaining a total of 42.74% of the total variance was attained. The structure attained was validated by CFA, and fit indices were found to be within the acceptance interval. In the reliability study, Cronbach’s alpha internal consistency coefficient was calculated as .86 for the entire scale, 27% for the lower-upper group comparison and test-retest analyses were conducted. The t-test was performed to attain the difference between genders. As a result of the study, a valid and reliable scale was seen to have been developed and a difference between the genders was apparent.


  • Gender; high school students; music performance anxiety; reliability validity
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