Effect of Musical Training on Leadership, Motivation and Curiosity-Exploration amongst Instrumental Musicians and Non-Musicians

Rini Kaushal, Aradhana Balodi Bharadwaj
2015 International Journal of Indian Psychology  
Music is the natural surge in the numinous ocean of the mind. It is the one of the most influential form of art in debt of its own qualities of eccentricity and dynamicity and functions as a medium of studying, pleasure, and entertainment. An effective contribution in listening to and performing music is valuable to everyone throughout the different societies around the globe. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of musical training in enhancing social attributes such as
more » ... es such as leadership, motivation and curiosity-exploration amongst instrumental musicians and non-musicians, where the hypotheses stated that instrumental musicians will show greater tendencies of leadership, motivation and curiosity-exploration. A sample comprising of 40 instrumental musicians (20 male and 20 female) and 40 non-musicians (20 male and 20 female) from the age group 17-35 years were studied using an online version of the questionnaires. The results revealed that musicians showed greater tendency of practicing democratic leadership than non-musicians who preferred authoritarian leadership slightly more, whereas no significant difference was found between the motivational levels and curiosity-exploratory skills of both the groups. Further analysis of the data links the role of environmental factors, socio-economic background and the constant transforming trends for the change in the approaches of both musicians and non-musicians, which in turn also influences their social preferences.
doi:10.25215/0204.065 fatcat:c34mapgt4ndgja6vcsyoxvrpse