Developing creativity and interpersonal relationships at school is an essential element in teaching activities. This study was conducted to determine whether participation in a group musical activity would enhance interpersonal relationships and creativity in 9-year-old students to a significantly greater degree than no participation in musical activities. Performances of the Williams Creative Thinking Test (WCTT) and of the Test of Interpersonal Relationships (TRI) in two class groups, musical (n= 36) and non-musical (n=32), were compared by measuring changes in pre-test and post-test data. The results indicated that the experimental group, compared with control group, made significant gain at the post-test in WCTT scores only for the factor ‘imagination’, and in interpersonal relationships, particularly with peers.

The influence of musical expression on creativity and interpersonal relationships in children

DI NUOVO, Santo;PIRRONE, CONCETTA
2015

Abstract

Developing creativity and interpersonal relationships at school is an essential element in teaching activities. This study was conducted to determine whether participation in a group musical activity would enhance interpersonal relationships and creativity in 9-year-old students to a significantly greater degree than no participation in musical activities. Performances of the Williams Creative Thinking Test (WCTT) and of the Test of Interpersonal Relationships (TRI) in two class groups, musical (n= 36) and non-musical (n=32), were compared by measuring changes in pre-test and post-test data. The results indicated that the experimental group, compared with control group, made significant gain at the post-test in WCTT scores only for the factor ‘imagination’, and in interpersonal relationships, particularly with peers.
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