This research is the integration of qualitative research and quantitative research. The purposes are 1) to study factors and motivations when selecting musical instruments for learning Western music of music students of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University 2) to study factors for making a decision on music careers of music students of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University and 3) to study the relationship between musical instrument selection and professions. The population is 80 music students of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University. The data are from interviews and questionnaires that were descriptively-analyzed. According to the results: 1) 90% of the students have their own preferences; 2) factors such as friends' suggestions are 5%; 3) the other 5% goes to unavoidable situations. The factors for decision-making on music profession are: 1) individual aptitude of 50%; 2) opportunities for being into the career of 50%. Musical instrument adoption is positively correlated with opportunities for being into the career.
Thassanai Phensit, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Stream: Educational Research, Development & Publishing
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