The aim of this study is to adapt the Kenny Music Performance Anxiety Inventory (K-MPKE) developed by Kenny, Davis and Oates (2004) and revised by Kenny (2009) into Turkish and to perform validity and reliability studies. K-MPKE has been developed to measure the pre-performance experiences and underlying psychological vulnerabilities of music performers. After the adaptation of the scale to Turkish was completed with the contribution of field and language experts, the data were collected from 321 professional music education undergraduate students attending the music departments of three different universities in the 2018-2019 academic year, using appropriate sampling. The inventory was analyzed using confirmatory factor analysis, validity, reliability and translation-back translation methods. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed to test the construct validity of the inventory and it was seen that the model data fit ratio values of the three-factor structure indicated a perfect fit. In all sub-dimensions and the entire inventory, items have an item-total correlation value of at least .20 and above. In the sub-dimensions of the inventory, mean correlation values between items vary between .28 (Psychological fragility) and .43 (Early Experiences), while the average correlation value between items for the entire inventory is .31. While the Cronbach alpha internal consistency coefficients of the sub-dimensions of the inventory vary between .60 (Early Experiences) and .92 (Near Somatic Anxiety), the Cronbach alpha internal consistency coefficient of the whole inventory is .94. The obtained results, inventory adjustments made have shown that there is a reliable and valid measurement tool that can be used to measure the level of musical performance anxiety in Turkey.
Music Performance, Performance Anxiety, Music Performance Anxiety Inventory, Validity, Reliability