We introduce a new inventory labeled the Processes and Relationships in Composers Scale (PRCS). This is a novel inventory developed to self-assess creative and social factors inherent in music composition. The PRCS consists of two separate scales of 12 items each, namely the Composing Processes Scale (CPS) and the Social Relationship Scale (SRS). An exploratory factor analysis revealed that the CPS scale has a single factor structure, while the SRS scale relies on three main factors: loneliness, support, and friendship. The total score of the CPS was found to be highly reliable, whereas the SRS obtained a lower score. The PRCS can contribute new insights into how creative and social processes can be self-assessed by music composers with different backgrounds and levels of musical expertise. Our work aims to deepen understanding of the relationship between musical creativity and social life, contributing to existing scholarship that has explored this connection in musical activities specifically.
The Processes and Relationships in Composers Scale: Construction and Psychometric Analysis of a New Self-assessment Inventory
Andrea Schiavio, Michele Biasutti, Adrian Kempf, Tudor Popescu, Mathias Benedek; The Processes and Relationships in Composers Scale: Construction and Psychometric Analysis of a New Self-assessment Inventory. Music Perception 1 February 2024; 41 (3): 217–231. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2024.41.3.217
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