Perceptions on the Effects of Music on Academic Productivity
Keywords:Mixed methods survey, music's effects, listening to music, school assignments
This study was conducted to evaluate the general opinion on the relationship between listening to music and working on school assignments. A mixed methods survey was conducted seeking whether there is a connection between roles participants had in a learning environment and how it relates to their understanding of music’s effects. Data was collected through a survey emailed out to 250 students graduating from a southwestern state university in the spring of 2021. Findings revealed no significant difference between how often the participant listened to music and how often they listened to music in combination with working on school assignments. Participants are less likely to listen to music while completing reading assignments in comparison with writing assignments and answering questions.
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