Musical Instrument Education and Inhibitory Control in Adolescent Youth
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The purpose of this study was to compare the inhibitory control of students in an instrumental music program (Instrumentalists Group) to those of the same age with no experience in instrumental music (Non-Instrumentalists Group). The measurement tool was an adjusted version of the Stroop color test to assess the level of inhibitory control displayed in each group. Inhibitory control scores in each group were compared and it was determined that there was no statistically significant difference in the levels of inhibitory control displayed by the Instrumentalists and Non-Instrumentalists. It is important to note that this study was limited in terms of sample size, sampling type, and the characteristics of the students. Research in this area through studies that include a more representative sample of adolescent youth should be conducted to determine if these results can be replicated.