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Analyzing Musical Intelligence of Young Adolescent Girls' with Regard to their Human Ecological Variables
According to American psychologist, Howard Gardner, intelligence is far ahead of Intelligence Quotient (IQ) points. In fact, he has acknowledged nine different types of intelligence human beings can possess. Musical intelligence is one of these types of intelligences. Musical intelligence (music smart), is an outline of auditory intelligence. It's not aboutjust music but it also incorporates all sounds, tones, and rhythms. Here are some revealing signs which people with musical intelligence may possess, such as, auditory learner, skilled at imitation and mimicry, appreciates unique music forms and sounds capes, sensitive to noises in environment, enjoys singing, dancing, whistling, or humming, wide and varied musical tastes and avid concert-goers. By understanding what musical intelligence really is and how we can direct it in our lives, we can initiate to control all if that intelligence, education and experience stored over a period of moment. Parallel idea was anticipated by Howard Gardner in the theory o f multiple intelligences, where individual intelligence makes a distinction into definite 'modalities', rather than seeing intelligence as conquered by a single general ability. In 1979, Bronfenbrenner bestowed Ecological Systems Theory , which discribes that there are five human ecological systems arranged from the closest to the person to the farthest and these ecological systems directly or indirectly influences the human development. The present study was designed with the aim to study the association between musical intelligence and impact of various human ecological factors affecting it. To accomplish this aim, standardized Multiple Intelligence Assessment Tool developed\sy Kaur (2006) was directed on a study sample consisting o f200 students from higher secondary schools of both regions of Mahendergarh (Haryana), i.e., rural and urban. Results revealed that parental occupation, caste and discipline by the parents were found to be significantly associated with intrapersonal intelligence of the respondents. Yet other human ecological factors such as frequency of visit to relatives/ friends by respondents, exposure to mass media, type of people living in nearby area and availability of newspaper at home had no effect on intrapersonal intelligence of the young adolescents.
Musical Intelligence, Human Ecological Theory, Young Adolescent Girls, Mahendergarh (Haryana).
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