Research Trends of Music for People with Visual Impairments: A Review of Journals Published Domestically and Internationally from 1998 to 2017

시각장애인을 대상으로 한 음악 연구의 동향: 1998-2017년 국내·국제 학술지 논문 비교

  • 박혜영 (고신대학교 교회음악대학원 음악치료전공) ;
  • 조미란 (고신대학교 교회음악대학원 음악치료전공) ;
  • 윤은정 (고신대학교 교회음악대학원 음악치료전공)
  • Received : 2018.05.02
  • Accepted : 2018.06.12
  • Published : 2018.06.28


The purpose of this study was to perform a content analysis on 62 domestic and international journals from 1998 to 2017, in order to review research trends in music and people with visual impairments. The framework of the content analysis was based on the year of publication, field of journal, research method, type of research, research subject, participants' age, and factors of impairment. The results showed that both domestic and international journals have rapidly increased in the last 10 years, and have expanded into the fields of education and therapy. In the research method, survey research was conducted much more frequently in domestic journals, while both qualitative and experimental research were employed on a roughly even basis in international journals. With respect to the type and subject of research, music perception and recent trends on the subject of musical interest and aptitude took up the majority of domestic journals, while international journals focused on music intervention, music perception and cognition with musical influences and experiences. The participants in both domestic and international journals were children, adolescents and adults, while the elderly were not observed. In the factors of impairment, research on people with total blindness or low vision were conducted frequently, but those with adventitious vision loss or multiple impairments were rarely performed. This study could be meaningful to suggest the direction of further studies, through the investigation of research trends in music and people with visual impairments.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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