The_perceived_impact_of_playing_music_while_studyi.pdf - See discussions stats and author profiles for this publication at

The_perceived_impact_of_playing_music_while_studyi.pdf -...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 17 pages.

See discussions, stats, and author profiles for this publication at: The perceived impact of playing music while studying: Age and cultural differences Article in Educational Studies · October 2010 DOI: 10.1080/03055690903424774 CITATIONS 11 READS 6,240 2 authors: Some of the authors of this publication are also working on these related projects: Interpersonal interaction in musical instrument learning View project Music for Life: New dynamics of ageing View project Anastasia Kotsopoulou Synchronous Support Center 12 PUBLICATIONS 18 CITATIONS SEE PROFILE Susan Hallam University College London 170 PUBLICATIONS 3,287 CITATIONS SEE PROFILE All content following this page was uploaded by Anastasia Kotsopoulou on 02 December 2014. The user has requested enhancement of the downloaded file.
Image of page 1
The perceived impact of playing music while studying: age and cultural differences Authors: Anastasia Kotsopoulou a ; Susan Hallam b Affiliations: a Psychology Department, City University of Seattle in Athens, Athens, Greece b Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK DOI: 10.1080/03055690903424774 Article Requests: Order Reprints : Request Permissions Published in: Educational Studies , Volume 36 , Issue 4 October 2010 , pages 431 - 440 Publication Frequency: 5 issues per year First Published on: 08 January 2010 To cite this Article: Kotsopoulou, Anastasia and Hallam, Susan (2010) 'The perceived impact of playing music while studying: age and cultural differences', Educational Studies, 36:4, 431 - 440, First published on: 08 January 2010 (iFirst) Abstract Rating scale questionnaires were administered to 600 students in three age groups, 12- 13, 15-16 and 20-21 from Japan, the UK, Greece and the USA. The questionnaires explored the extent of playing music while studying, the kinds of tasks when music was played, the perceived effects of music on studying, the characteristics and types of music played while studying and the factors that influenced the decision to play music while studying. Statistical analysis revealed both commonality and differences in playing music while studying related to both age and culture. Some tasks were more frequently accompanied by music than others. Students reported being able to make decisions about the impact of background music on their performance. The results are discussed in relation to their educational implications. Keywords: background music; homework; age; culture; studying Introduction In the modern western world where music is readily available to everyone through radio, recordings, TV and videos and where recorded background music is routinely played in many public places, the need to understand the effects of music on cognitive processing has become increasingly important. While research has been undertaken on the effects of background music on a variety of cognitive activities, it has been relatively unsystematic and much of it has been inconclusive. This is in part because music can be processed in different ways (see Hallam, Cross, and Thaut 2008 for reviews). While there may be general trends in our responses to stimulating or
Image of page 2
Image of page 3

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 17 pages?

  • Fall '18

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors