International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development


Volume 7, Issue 1 (January, 2018)

Identifying the Importance of Types of Music Information among Music Students
Author(s): Norliya Ahmad Kassim, Kasmarini Baharuddin, Nurul Hidayah Ishak, Nor Zaina Zaharah Mohamad Ariff      Pages: [1-11]

This paper presents part of a study that investigates the level of importance of the various types (kinds) of information needed by music students at the Faculty of Music in one public university in Malaysia. A sample of 150 respondents of music students were taken, of which 130 (86.67 %) of the distributed questionnaire were returned. The findings revealed that two types of music information are perceived by the respondents to be important to their academic matters. They are information related to the notation (mean = 4.14) and music theory (mean = 4.02). The rest are considered as quite important which are aural skill (mean = 3.98), music instrument (mean = 3.91), music recordings (mean = 3.88), rhythms (mean = 3.83), music resource (mean = 3.87), harmony (chord) (mean = 3.81), arranging (score) (mean = 3.75) and composition (arrangement) (mean = 3.69). There is no evidence of difference regarding the level of importance of music information differences which are gender, age and course among the groups of respondents. The findings will assist the librarians to identify the information required by music students in order to fulfill the students’ information needs especially regarding the academic matters towards their academic development.


Information Needs, Music Information, Music Students, Types of Information

Full Text :PDF DOI: 10.6007/IJARPED/v7-i1/3774

This study investigated influence of principals’ sex, experience and age on choice of leadership styles in managing students’ indiscipline in public secondary schools in Edo North Senatorial District, Nigeria. Four (4) research questions were raised and two (2) of which were not hypothesized but answered while two (2) hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The descriptive study based on survey research design was adopted. A population of 184 principals of public secondary schools in Edo North Senatorial District was studied. The questionnaire used was titled: “Influence of Principals’ Leadership Style on Managing Students’ Indiscipline (IPLSMSI)”. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation and the t-test. The results of the study were that principals in secondary schools in Edo North Senatorial District adopted three leadership styles in managing students’ indiscipline. These included democratic leadership style, autocratic leadership styles and laissez-faire leadership style. The democratic leadership style was the most effective style used by principal in managing students’ indiscipline in Edo North Senatorial District. It was recommended that principals should adopt the democratic style of leadership in managing students’ indiscipline in secondary schools since it was found most effective.


Influence, Principals’ Sex, Experience, Age, Leadership Style, Management, Students’ Indiscipline

Full Text :PDF DOI: 10.6007/IJARPED/v7-i1/3796