This research was conducted to examine primary school students' attitudes towards music education lessons according to certain variables. 64 elementary schools from Kastamonu in Turkey participated in the study. The attitude scale developed by Güllü and Güçlü was adapted to the Music Education Courses Attitude scale and was used to determine students' attitudes towards music education lessons. In the statistical analysis of the data obtained as a result of the study, frequency, Single Sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov, Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis H analysis were performed in SPSS 15.0 for Windows program. From the research result, it is concluded that most of the students (63.9%) have the habit of listening to music regularly and the number of students who participate in music activities and make music is quite high (43.8%). When the attitudes of students towards music education lessons were examined, it was seen that students' attitudes towards music education lessons were generally high. In addition, it was concluded that students' attitudes towards music education lessons did not show a statistically significant difference in terms of gender and age groups (P> 0.05). It was determined that the participation of students in music activities positively affected their attitudes towards music education lessons and this result was found to be statistically significant. This study is important in terms of guiding field experts, researchers and interests.
Key words: Music, education, music education, student behavior, primary education.
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