The purpose of the present study was to develop a Korean Music Performance Anxiety Scale (K-MPAS) to measure music performance anxiety of college music major students in Korea. Items were developed based on previous scales: the Music Performance Anxiety Inventory for Adolescents (MPAI-A) by Osborne & Kenny (2005) and the Personal Report of Confidence as a Speaker (PRCS) by Paul (1966). The preliminary K-MPAS comprising 26 items was conducted to 230 college music major students to verify the reliability and validity. As a result of the item analysis, it was determined that two of the 26 items were inappropriate, so the remaining 24 items were finally selected to reconstruct the K-MPAS. The scale was very high in internal consistency, split-half reliability, and test-retest reliability, and concurrent validity was also high.
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