Title

The Effect of Music on Athletic Performance

Poster Number

28

Lead Author Major

Communication

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Kenneth Day

Faculty Mentor Department

Communication

Abstract/Artist Statement

This study investigates the effect of music on athletic performance. The study was conducted using members of the Pacific Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team. Players were randomly assigned to listen to 20 minutes of upbeat music or 20 minutes of downbeat music. The design was balanced for gender and type of music. After listening to music, basketball shot 10 free throws. The number of successful free throws was recorded as the measure of athletic performance. The study predicts that players who listen to upbeat music will make more successful free throws than those who listen to downbeat music.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

21-4-2011 6:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2011 8:00 PM

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The Effect of Music on Athletic Performance

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

This study investigates the effect of music on athletic performance. The study was conducted using members of the Pacific Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team. Players were randomly assigned to listen to 20 minutes of upbeat music or 20 minutes of downbeat music. The design was balanced for gender and type of music. After listening to music, basketball shot 10 free throws. The number of successful free throws was recorded as the measure of athletic performance. The study predicts that players who listen to upbeat music will make more successful free throws than those who listen to downbeat music.