Keywords

Physical Activity, basketball, music, pedometers

Abstract

Music is a powerful influence in life. We hear music at work, in the car, at the mall, and in our homes. Music has also been found to have an affect during physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of music on physical activity rates, via pedometers, of college-aged students in basketball class. For this study 106 college-aged students participated in this study. Two classes played basketball with no music playing during game play. Two other classes played basketball with music playing during game play. It was found that the two classes that played basketball with music took more steps and were in more time in activity.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2018-10-29

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Teacher Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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