Interpersonal interactions in instrumental lessons: teacher/students verbal and non-verbal behaviours

Zhukov, Katie (2012) Interpersonal interactions in instrumental lessons: teacher/students verbal and non-verbal behaviours. Psychology of Music, 41 4: 466-483. doi:10.1177/0305735611430434

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Author Zhukov, Katie
Title Interpersonal interactions in instrumental lessons: teacher/students verbal and non-verbal behaviours
Journal name Psychology of Music   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-7356
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0305735611430434
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 41
Issue 4
Start page 466
End page 483
Total pages 19
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This study examined verbal and non-verbal teacher/student interpersonal interactions in higher education instrumental music lessons. Twenty-four lessons were videotaped and teacher/ student behaviours were analysed using a researcher-designed instrument. The findings indicate predominance of student and teacher joke among the verbal behaviours with no substantial gender differences between males and females. Deceit cues were the most frequent among the non-verbal behaviours, with the males displaying more gestures of deceit than the females. Other gender differences include the female students using courting signals towards both teacher groups and the female teachers showing interest towards the male students. The presence of positive verbal and negative non-verbal behaviours highlights the mixed messages present in teaching. Implications for instrumental teaching practice include greater focus on gender differences in interpersonal interactions and visual cues to improve communication and teacher/student relationship in the instrumental studio.
Keyword Gender
Instrumental teaching
Interpersonal interactions
Verbal and non-verbal behaviours
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online January 24 2012.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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