Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/600995
Title:
The Effects of Relaxing and Energizing Piano Music on Anxiety when Academically Stressed
Authors:
Santiago, Ashley
Abstract:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the type of piano music played affects participants’ anxiety levels during a mildly stressful event in an academic setting. For this experiment, relaxing piano music is compared with energizing piano music to investigate which music type has the greatest effect on decreasing symptoms of state anxiety. These two conditions will be compared to a control group of no music. My hypotheses are: 1) Those in the music conditions will have lower anxiety scores at the end of the experiment than those in the control condition; 2) Those in the music conditions will have a smaller increase in pre-post state anxiety scores than those in the control condition, 3) There will an interaction between trait anxiety and music condition on state anxiety scores so that those who are high in trait anxiety and in the control condition will have the highest post-test state anxiety scores; and 4) There will be negative associations between the post-state anxiety scores and participants’ perceptions of how helpful the music was, and how frequently they listen to music when stressed. I do not expect significant differences between the two music conditions on any of the dependent measures.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Issue Date:
Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/600995
Type:
Other
Language:
en_US
Description:
Poster presented at the 17th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference
Appears in Collections:
17th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference: Posters

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSantiago, Ashleyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T20:49:09Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-08T20:49:09Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/600995en
dc.descriptionPoster presented at the 17th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conferenceen
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to determine whether the type of piano music played affects participants’ anxiety levels during a mildly stressful event in an academic setting. For this experiment, relaxing piano music is compared with energizing piano music to investigate which music type has the greatest effect on decreasing symptoms of state anxiety. These two conditions will be compared to a control group of no music. My hypotheses are: 1) Those in the music conditions will have lower anxiety scores at the end of the experiment than those in the control condition; 2) Those in the music conditions will have a smaller increase in pre-post state anxiety scores than those in the control condition, 3) There will an interaction between trait anxiety and music condition on state anxiety scores so that those who are high in trait anxiety and in the control condition will have the highest post-test state anxiety scores; and 4) There will be negative associations between the post-state anxiety scores and participants’ perceptions of how helpful the music was, and how frequently they listen to music when stressed. I do not expect significant differences between the two music conditions on any of the dependent measures.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectMusicen
dc.subjectAnxietyen
dc.subjectStressen
dc.subjectHigher Educationen
dc.titleThe Effects of Relaxing and Energizing Piano Music on Anxiety when Academically Stresseden_US
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychological Sciencesen
dc.description.advisorWidner, Sabinaen
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