Parental involvement in and support for musical participation: A study of young Hong Kong students = 香港青少年學生的音樂參與: 對家長參與和支持之研究

Wing Wah Law, Wai Chung Ho

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Abstract

This paper examines various aspects of parental involvement in and support for musical participation, including concert attendance, music listening, watching music programmes at home, and overall financial support. It also examines students’ perceptions of parental involvement in, and support for, their instrument learning. Data are drawn from self-completed questionnaires administered in school from October to November 2007 to 1,493 Secondary 1 to Secondary 7 students attending a total of 10 Hong Kong secondary schools. The survey finds low overall levels of parental involvement in and support of students’ musical participation, with students reporting that financial assistance from their parents accounts for the majority of parental involvement. The results suggest it is important to determine how to make both students and parents interested in and excited about music, and how to get them to enjoy participating in music together.

本論文就家長的參與和支持,包括出席音樂會、聆聽音樂、在家中觀看音樂節目和整體財政支持等進行研究,亦調查學生在家長參與和支持其器樂學習上的觀感。於2007年10月至11月期間,本研究以自行填寫問卷方式,收集了香港10所中學共1,493位中一至中七學生意見的數據,發現家長對學生音樂活動的參與和支持總體屬低水平,家長的參與僅流於財政上支持。這裡值得關注的,是如何使學生和家長對音樂產生興趣並感到雀躍,從而一起參與音樂活動。

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-170
JournalJournal of Youth Studies
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

User-Defined Keywords

  • parental involvement
  • musical participation
  • music education
  • Hong Kong
  • young students
  • 家長的參與
  • 音樂的參與
  • 音樂教育
  • 香港
  • 青少年學生

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