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Master of Arts (M.A.)
Thirty-seven volunteers participated in a study examining the effects of sedative music on test anxiety in college students. The experimental group used sedative music with progressive muscle relaxation and a suggestion of imagery before the scheduled hour of a final examination. The control group had self selected relaxation with no music. Baseline measurements were taken in blood pressure and pulse rates. These measurements were repeated and an anxiety inventory was administered before and after treatment. Results indicated no significant differences between the two groups in the physiological measurements. Verbal report from the anxiety inventory gave significant results at the .05 level.
O'Connell, Audree Simer. (1984). The effects of sedative music of test-anxiety in college students : presented to the graduate faculty of the University of the Pacific in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2110
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