Impacts of music instrumental learning on the self-esteem of children from low-income family

Hoi Tung LIN

Research output: Other contributionHonours Project


This purpose of study was to examine how learning musical instruments affected the self-esteem of children from low-income family. Children who was receiving free instrumental lessons in a Hong Kong music center finished the modified Coopersimith Self Esteem Inventory(CSEI), interviews and their parents finished the Behavior Rating Form(BRF) for children. Findings demonstrated that there was significant difference in the self-esteem of 70% participants before and after learning musical instruments, but the remaining participants shown no difference. It suggests that growth of self-esteem of learning musical instruments only occur if it is a rewarding experience with support from other stakeholders, which are parents, peers and teachers in the learning process.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018



  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Music) (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B064
  • Course code: MUS4902