Title page for etd-0214111-110851


[Back to Results | New Search]

URN etd-0214111-110851
Author Chiung-Chih Wu
Author's Email Address No Public.
Statistics This thesis had been viewed 5559 times. Download 11 times.
Department Theatre Arts
Year 2010
Semester 1
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title A Study on Career Development of Taiwanese Rock Musicians
Date of Defense 2011-01-13
Page Count 173
Keyword
  • rock
  • rock musicians
  • career transition
  • career development
  • career planning
  • Abstract Recently, since music festivals and “live house” performances have become popular in Taiwan, the number of independent bands have been increased gradually. Bands nowadays have more advantages than previously, but they also face more challenges, such as commercial factors, keen competitions among other bands, the impact of new music style, including electronic music and Hip Hop, and so on. Above all, the most challenging one is the source of incomes. Therefore, rock musicians always face the difficulty of career change. This study attempts to explore the career development of Taiwanese rock musicians. The questions are listed as follows. First, what are their motivations to be rock musicians? How can they earn their living as rock musicians? Second, what is their career planning and career development? Third, why do some of the rock musicians decide to look for other jobs? What are the processes they have to go through while transferring to other jobs? Can they adjust to new jobs well? The based theories of the study are career development and career planning. The methods of data collection include observation, documental analysis and interview. The study uses triangulation to increase credibility and reliability. The objects are six rock musicians who live in Taipei and Kaohsiung. The conclusions are as follows. (1) The most remarkable motivations to influence the rock musicians in Taiwan are the learning experiences, the career conditions, social environment, and musicians’ personality. (2) According to the result, the career-decision process and career development task correspond to the theories of Ginzberg and Super. (3) Economic problem is the significant motivation that prompts the rock musicians to change to other jobs. Remarkably, they anticipate making the decisions on schedule, not accidentally. Besides, most of the interviewers transfer to other jobs during the five transferring periods which Levinson proposed in his theory. (4) Western rock music influences Taiwanese rock musicians both on music style and outer appearance. (5) Taiwanese rock music style is different in every place associated with the “urban characteristic.” (6) Famous and mainstream rock bands and musicians can have more economic power to earn their living as rock musicians. (7) Taiwanese rock music workers have to make more improvement as western ones, especially on creative work. (8) Rock musicians of different ages have distinct expectations on their own career life and future. (9) Female rock musicians have more advantages than males on outer appearance, while they are more limited by marriage and family on the other hand. (10) Married or some rock musicians with heavy economic burden may be influenced on their career development. Finally, Few suggestions are generated from this study: First, when one decides to ento this career, he must cultivate his musical ability well. Second, he must take his own responsibility and understand his works’ position in the music market.
    Advisory Committee
  • Hung-Hui Lu - chair
  • Chun-Hsien Li - co-chair
  • Shang-Ying Chen - advisor
  • Files
  • etd-0214111-110851.pdf
  • indicate in-campus access in a year and off_campus not accessible
    Date of Submission 2011-02-14

    [Back to Results | New Search]


    Browse | Search All Available ETDs

    If you have more questions or technical problems, please contact eThesys