Harmonizing the Mind: Music Education, Education Neurosciences, and Frustration Tolerance Enhance Creativity in Thailand



Music Education, Education Neurosciences, Frustration Tolerance, Creativity, Thailand


Objective: Thailand, known for its rich musical heritage and diverse culture, stands to gain significantly from these insights. "Mor Lam" and "Luk Thung" are examples of traditional songs that have always been an integral part of the nation's culture. Hence, the main objective of this research is to investigate the correlations, both direct and indirect, between Frustration Tolerance (FT), Education Neurosciences (EDN), Music Education (MED), and Creativity (CR) among music students in Thailand. Methodology: A systematic survey was implemented, incorporating a seven-point Likert scale to elicit nuanced responses from a heterogeneous sample of respondents. The data were analysed utilising the SEM-PLS advanced statistical programme. Four hundred usable responses were obtained from pupils via random sampling. Results: There were direct correlations identified among MED and CR, EDN and CR, and MED with both EDN and FT. Additionally, it was determined that EDN and FT served as substantial mediators in the connection between MED and CR. In contrast to FT, the mediation effect of EDN was considerably more pronounced. Novelty: the research examines the correlation between frustration tolerance, education neurosciences, and music education within the unique cultural context of Thailand. Implications: The study's results hold potential value for policymakers and educators alike, as they should take into account the following insights when formulating policies, designing curricula, and allocating resources: Furthermore, in the realm of education, the capacity to manage frustration and music may positively impact mental health and therapy across the nation.