The Japanese translation of the Gold-MSI: Adaptation and validation of the self-report questionnaire of musical sophistication

Sadakata, Makiko; Yamaguchi, Yasumasa; Ohsawa, Chie; Matsubara, Masaki; Terasawa, Hiroko; von Schnehen, Andres; Müllensiefen, Daniel and Sekiyama, Kaoru. 2022. The Japanese translation of the Gold-MSI: Adaptation and validation of the self-report questionnaire of musical sophistication. Musicae Scientiae, ISSN 1029-8649 [Article] (In Press)

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Abstract or Description

This study presents a Japanese translation of the Goldsmiths Musical Sophistication Index (Gold-MSI). The index consists of 38 self-report questions and provides a general sophistication score as well as subscale scores for Active Engagement, Perceptual Abilities, Musical Training, Singing Abilities, and Emotions. The validation of the translation with 689 native Japanese speakers indicated excellent internal consistency and test–retest reliability. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the bifactor model structure formulated by the original study of Gold-MSI is maintained reasonably in our data. The strengths of the Gold-MSI self-report inventory are (1) it offers a multifaceted view of musical sophistication, (2) a subset of five subscales can be used to measure different aspects of musical sophistication independently, and (3) the ease of administration as it is a self-report questionnaire. In view of the fact that this inventory and its translations increasingly contribute to research on musical expertise, skills, and abilities, having a Japanese translation may enhance future research in these areas even further.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/10298649221110089

Keywords:

musicality, musical abilities, test adaptation, reliability

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
30 June 2022Accepted
26 July 2022Published Online

Item ID:

32121

Date Deposited:

30 Aug 2022 08:22

Last Modified:

30 Aug 2022 08:22

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/32121

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