M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Music--Psychological aspects; Test anxiety
Students (N = 39) were divided into three groups by the investigator based on a predetermined sign-up block assignment. Eleven students listened to a 7-minute compact disc audio track of Mozart's Piano Sonata K333. Thirteen listened to a 7-minute compact disc audio track of Anima's Spirit of the Southwest. Others (n = 15) sat in silence for a 7-minute period. Following the 7-minute period, all subjects attempted a logic test for 10 minutes. Next, subjects completed the Individual Test Anxiety Assessment by Samuel Parashis. A two-way Analysis of Variance, ANOVA, was conducted on the data collected from the Individual Anxiety Assessment. Although the results were not statistically significant, trends show lower mean anxiety scores being associated with the Classical and the New Age groups. The lowest scores were associated with the Classical music group.
Parashis, Samuel, "The effects of pre-exam exposure to music on test anxiety" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 815.