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Research on Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication, Social Sciences, Arts

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay and Christian Ruggiero

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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Evaluation of Problems for Students with Low-Motivation in Piano Training (Zafer Tural)

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Zafer Tural*

Evaluation of Problems for Students with Low-Motivation in Piano Training

Abstract Motivation is an important factor in musical instrument training as in any other part of education. In piano training, from the beginner level, students’ motivation may have an affect positively or negatively on the process of their adjustment to the instrument and their academic success. One of the aims of this study is to comprehend how students are motivated in the process of piano training.

In this research, motivation levels and the problems that students who study at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Education, Fine Arts Education Department, Music Teacher Education have in getting used to piano instrument are analysed. In the research, hypothetical ground is created with a literature review about motivation. In the study, firstly, the “PEMDÖ” motivation scale is applied to students by the researcher, secondly, according to the results, questions for conversations are prepared for the students who have low motivation, and then with the qualitative research method, identified problems are attempted to be solved. Questions for conversations with the students are open-ended and each answer students give is categorised descriptively. In the conclusion and suggestion section, problems that students with low motivation face during the piano training process are listed and suggestions are made for the topic. It is believed that the results that appear in this study will assist piano trainers in their pedagogical approach towards students.

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