Accession Number:

AD0664749

Title:

EFFECTS OF MUSIC ON WORK PERFORMANCE

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND

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Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Sixty-three subjects worked at a vigilance task for an hour while listening to one of three musical programs. While all three programs included the same 23 selections, the Ascending Program grew steadily more lively, and the Descending Program grew steadily less lively, while the Increasingly Variable Program progressively increased the contrast between adjacent selections. Results showed that changing the sequence of the 23 selections profoundly affected reaction times and variabilities, as well as individual consistency. Subjects performed the vigilance task better with the Ascending Program than with the other two programs.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE