Author: Muhammad Faran
Supervisor: Farah Malik, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study investigated the relationship between music engagement, emotional response, peak experience of music and wellbeing in music and non-music students. It was hypothesized that styles of music engagements, emotional responses, peak experience of music will predict wellbeing among music and non-music students and the indirect effect of peak experience of music between music engagements and wellbeing will be moderated by emotional responses. In the first phase of the study Peak Experience of Music Scale (PEMS) was constructed and validated along with translation of the Music Use MUSE Questionnaire (Chin & Rickard, 2012), Brief Mood Introspection Scale (Mayer & Gaschke, 1988), Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (Keyes et al., 2008) into Urdu. The convenient sample of 312 students including 155 music and 157 non-music students with age range of 18-26 years (M= 21.52, SD = 2.34) was drawn from the Punjab, Government College University, University of Lahore, National College of Arts, Al-Humra Art Council, Sanjan Nagar and other private music academies of Lahore. The results of Pearson product moment correlation revealed a positive relationship between music engagement, emotional response, peak experience of music and wellbeing. The results of SEM through AMOS revealed that music engagement, emotional response and peak experience of music positively predicted wellbeing, whereas peak experience of music and emotional response found to be significant mediator between music engagement and wellbeing, while emotional response was found to be a significant moderator between music engagement and wellbeing. However the indirect effect of peak experience of music between the interaction of music engagement and emotional response with wellbeing was found to be non-significant. The study contributed in the form of an indigenous scale to assess Peak Experience of Music and results have been discussed in the light of previous literature.
Keywords: Music Engagement, Emotional Responses, Music Students, Cohorts.
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