In this quantitative study, we sought to determine the connection between music literacy and music-related background variables. The sample consisted of 178 students (66 boys and 112 girls). We assessed music literacy in terms of the Hungarian National Core Curriculum objectives, which are rooted in Kodály’s oeuvre. Our results suggest that overall students’ music literacy is far from being satisfactory as compared to the requirements formulated in the Hungarian National Core Curriculum. Several factors affected student achievement including school type, extracurricular music education, family background, musical taste, music consumption, attitude toward music classes, and instructional methods. We also investigated the combination of these background factors and their interactions.
Csíkos, Csaba and Dohány, Gabriella
"Connections Between Music Literacy and Music-Related Background
Variables: An Empirical Investigation,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 28, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lib.uconn.edu/vrme/vol28/iss1/2