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L'Roy, DiAnn, The Development of Occupational Identity
in undergraduate Music Education Majors. Doctor of Philosophy
(Music Education), August, 1983, 232 pp., 26 tables, bibliog-
raphy, 104 titles.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the de-
velopment of occupational identity in undergraduate music
education majors using a Symbolic Interactionist theoretical
framework. Three research problems were formulated:
(1) The identification of occupational norms and
values of undergraduate music education majors;
(2) The determination of the commitment of under
graduate music education majors to specific
skills and knowledge of music education;
(3) The determination of career commitment to
music education by undergraduate majors.
The sample consisted of undergraduate music education
majors enrolled in North Texas State University; Denton,
Texas, during 1981 and 1982. A questionnaire and interview
schedule, which had been developed in a pilot study, were
used to gather data. Questionnaire responses from 165 stu-
dents were analyzed by comparing selected variables by area
and by class year. These data were further clarified by
information from thirty-eight interviews conducted by this
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