International Journal of Exercise Science 12(5): 310-323, 2019. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different types of music (i.e., self-selected, researcher-selected, and no music) on affective responses to an exercise task and the subsequent running performance, with an untrained population of college students in a field setting. Twenty-seven college students (17 female, 10 male, Mage = 22.11, SD = 5.12), ran one mile on three separate occasions and either listened to self-selected music, music selected by the researcher (i.e., Audiofuel), or no music at all. Affective responses were assessed before, during, and after each session, and mile time was recorded following the completion of each session. The results from our correlational analysis for levels of post-task enjoyment and running performance yielded significance, but only for the first running session, r (27) = -.505, p <.01. However, RM ANOVA’s yielded non-significant outcomes for affect as well as performance time. In general, participants improved their performance during each subsequent session. Findings support the hypothesis that the use of self-selected music during exercise can promote positive affective responses.
Brandt, Nile and Razon, Selen
"Effect of Self-Selected Music on Affective Responses and Running Performance: Directions and Implications,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 12
5, Pages 310 - 323.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol12/iss5/4