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The therapeutic approach Ericksonian Resource Retrieval (ERR) is compared to a proven technique for the reduction of musical performance anxiety (MPA) with college student musicians (n = 21) during the jury process. ERR is a technique which utilizes previous life experiences in dealing with future performance. Measures included: the Cognitive Strategies Assessment (CSA), the Personal Report of Confidence as a Performer (PRCP), the A-State Scale (STAI) and Jury Scores (JS). The ERR treatment group demonstrated significant reduction of MPA on both the PRCP and STAI. Also, a screening instrument for MPA (the MPSI) is developed (n = 104) which evidenced the following: an internal consistency index of.7792; test-retest reliability of.4670; significant predictive validity with the CSA and PRCP; factor analysis indicated one strong factor on the MPSI which all items loaded heavily; college student musicians experience a very high level of MPA, regardless of experience. Results suggest that this population is undeserved by Psychology and that cognitive strategies be the focus of treatment.
Richard, Joseph John, "The effects of Ericksonian Resource Retrieval on musical performance anxiety." (1992). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 9642.