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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(1); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060111.

An empirical study of music performance anxiety under evaluation concerns in a stage environment


Baiyan Du1, Xin Ye2, Jiejing Lin3, Jiayin Sun1, Xiong Yu1

Corresponding Author:
Xiong Yu

1Quzhou University, Quzhou, Zhejiang, 324003, China

2Xinhu Campus of the Quzhou Experimental School Education Group, Quzhou, Zhejiang, 324003, China

3Hainan College of Vocation & Technique, Haikou, Hainan, 570000, China


The purpose of this study was to understand the status of evaluative apprehension perfectionism and performance anxiety among college students majoring in music in a stage performance setting and to verify the relationship between evaluative concern perfectionism and performance anxiety; therefore, a questionnaire survey was conducted with 183 music majors from three colleges and universities in southwest China. The conclusions are as follows: first, both evaluative concerns perfectionism and performance anxiety of music college students have high levels, second, both evaluative concerns perfectionism and the subvariables concerns about mistakes, doubts about execution, and socially compulsive perfectionism are positively related to performance anxiety, and finally, both evaluative concerns perfectionism and the subvariables concerns about mistakes, doubts about execution, and socially compulsive perfectionism can positively influence performance anxiety, with socially compulsive perfectionism having the highest influence on performance anxiety.


music performance, music education, evaluation concerns perfectionism, performance anxiety

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Baiyan Du, Xin Ye, Jiejing Lin, Jiayin Sun, Xiong Yu. An empirical study of music performance anxiety under evaluation concerns in a stage environment. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 1: 77-82. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060111.


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