Research Article
The Effect of Choral Participation on Middle School Students’ Life Satisfaction

Bagde Yilmaz, Gulnihal Gul, Doruk Engur

APA 6th edition
Yilmaz, B., Gul, G., & Engur, D. (2018). The Effect of Choral Participation on Middle School Students’ Life Satisfaction. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(4), 893-899. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.893

Yilmaz B., Gul G., and Engur D. 2018 'The Effect of Choral Participation on Middle School Students’ Life Satisfaction', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 893-899. Available from:

Chicago 16th edition
Yilmaz, Bagde , Gul, Gulnihal and Engur, Doruk . "The Effect of Choral Participation on Middle School Students’ Life Satisfaction". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 4(2018): 893-899. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.893


Chorus education, which is being practiced within the framework of music education’s branch of voice training, has significant impacts on an individual’s philosophy of life, self-confidence level and socialization. An individual assesses his own life satisfaction level cognitively in terms of many aspects. Chorus education can be seen as the most prominent and contributing aspect as it helps people feel satisfied and happy and moreover, it makes their life more meaningful in various ways. The study aims to interpret the effect of choral participations of middle school students on their life satisfaction. Accordingly, in this research, ‘satisfaction with life scale’ developed by Diener, Emmons, Laresen and Griffin  - later translated in Turkish by Koker - has been used. To that end, middle school students’ satisfaction with life has been investigated through comparisons done within the context of factors such as; gender, age, grade, previous musical instrument experiences as well as choral participation. As a result of the research, it has been identified that the life satisfaction does not vary significantly according to gender, age, grade or previous musical instrument experiences; yet it has been found that that there is a positive effect of choral participation on students’ life with satisfaction.

Keywords: Chorus education, middle school students, satisfaction with life


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