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KOTHE, Fausto; TEIXEIRA, Clarissa Stefani; PEREIRA, Érico Felden and MERINO, Eugenio Andrés Díaz. The motivation for developing the work of orchestra musicians. Per musi [online]. 2012, n.25, pp. 100-106. ISSN 1517-7599. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-75992012000100010.
Motivation can interfere with the music profession, especially by the constant need for instrumental practice. However, the literature does not show clearly the main motivating factors for this professional activity. Thus, we sought to identify the factors related to motivation for developing the work of 22 musicians from an unprofessional orchestra in southern Brazil. The motivation was assessed by questionnaire FERREIRA et al. (2006) with 28 questions that seek to assess the motivation for the development of professional activities related to the organization of work, achievement and power, with the performance and motivation associated with involvement. For the data analysis was performed descriptive statistics through average and standard deviation and factor analysis. The results showed that the factors with the highest score are associated with motivation for professional achievement and power within the orchestra and the motivation for the development of professional activities related to the organization of work. These information reflect themselves in the results of factor analysis and also indicated that both domains as bigger explanatory power to the motivation for the development of practice with the instrument. In general, one can say that the musicians are motivated to carry out the work.
Keywords : ergonomics; musicians; orchestra; motivation; work.