A comparison on the effect of doing exercise, listening to music and taking quiet rest on mood changes

Cheuk Kuen Eric TSANG

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Abstract

This study compared the effect of doing exercise, listening to music and taking quiet rest on mood changes. Three hundred and thirty seven secondary school students participated in this study. They were randomly assigned to three groups: (a) aerobic exercise group; (b) light instrumental music group; and (c) quiet rest group. All participants were administered with the Profile Of Mood State (POMS; Grove & Prapavessis, 1992) before and after the thirty minutes activity. It was found that both doing exercise and listening to music were effective in resulting a mood change by lowering the negative mood state. Participants after doing exercise reported a significant increase in positive mood. Conversely, participants after taking a quiet rest reported an increase in negative mood. It was concluded that doing exercise was most effective to achieve a positive mood change, yet, for those non-exercisers, listening to music could also induce positive psychological changes.
此研究是比較進行運動,聆聽音樂,及靜坐,對情緒的影響。三百三十七位参與測試的中學生,隨機分為三組,(a) 帶氧運動組,(b) 聆聽輕音樂組,及 (c) 靜坐組。實驗進行三十分鐘,各参加者在實驗前及後都以Profile Of Mood State (POMS; Grove & Prapavessis, 1992) 作答,以探討他們的情緒變化;研究顯示進行運動及聆聽音樂,都能有效降低負面情緒,而進行運動者在正面情緒方面,更有明顯提升;反而,靜坐組顯示在實驗後負面情緒有明顯上升,此研究作出結論,進行運動對改善情緒最為有效,但聆聽音樂對非運動愛好者,亦能改善心理狀况。 Copyright © 2011 Hong Kong Baptist University.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-44
JournalAsian Journal of Physical Education & Recreation
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Citation

Tsang, E. C. K. (2011). A comparison on the effect of doing exercise, listening to music and taking quiet rest on mood changes. Asian Journal of Physical Education & Recreation, 17(1), 37-44.

Keywords

  • Alt. title: 比較進行運動、聽音樂及靜坐對情緒的影響

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