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Relationships Among Performance Anxiety, Agari Experience, and Depressive Tendencies in Japanese Music Students

Kurara Bannai, Takayoshi Kase, Shintaro Endo, Kazuo Oishi
From: Medical Problems of Performing Artists: Volume 31 Number 4: Page 205 (December 2016)

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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among anxiety prior to actual performance (music performance anxiety, MPA), mental and physical negative responses during performance (agari), and depressive tendencies in Japanese college students majoring in music. Participants were 171 music majors (33 males, 138 females, 20.6±1.7 yrs). They rated the degree of self-perceived MPA before their performance on a scale ranging from 0-100%. The Features of Agari Experience Questionnaire was used to assess agari response levels during standard performances, and the Japanese version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD) was used to measure depressive tendencies. Path analysis showed that MPA levels were positively related to agari scores, which were positively related to CES-D scores. Mediation analysis found a significant indirect effect of MPA scores on CES-D scores via the agari scores. These results suggest that MPA first occurs before an actual music performance and evokes agari, which in turn may cause an increase in depressive tendencies.
https://doi.org/10.21091/mppa.2016.4037

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