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Effect of Background Music on Reading Comprehension and Self-Report of College Students

Title: The Effect of Background Music on Reading Comprehension and Self-Report of College Students.
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Name(s): Gillis, Amanda, author
Standley, Jayne M., professor directing thesis
Gregory, Dianne, committee member
Darrow, Alice-Ann, committee member
College of Music, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The study investigated the effects of background music on reading comprehension skills of college students. Seventy-one participants read a health related article in one of three conditions: silence, music with lyrics, and music without lyrics. After reading the article, participants completed a demographic questionnaire. Participants in the music conditions completed an additional music questionnaire. To test reading comprehension, participants were asked to answer five multiple choice and five true/false questions pertaining to the reading. It was hypothesized that participants in the silence condition would perform better than participants in the music condition. Results indicated that there were no significant differences among groups.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-4286 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Music.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: July 8, 2010.
Keywords: Cognitive, Instrumental, Lyrical
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jayne M. Standley, Professor Directing Thesis; Dianne Gregory, Committee Member; Alice-Ann Darrow, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-4286
Owner Institution: FSU

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Gillis, A. (2010). The Effect of Background Music on Reading Comprehension and Self-Report of College Students. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-4286