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Stroup, Francis, 1909-||Dunn, J. Hubert

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Education


Exercise; Music; Influence of


Music has been used for many purposes, and it has produced various effects upon people. It was the object of this study to determine whether exercising to music would have any effect on the physical performance of eleventh-grade boys and tenth-grade girls of Big Foot High School. By the use of the experimental method, the study was organized so experimental groups of eleventh-grade boys and tenth-grade girls did their regular class warm-up exercises to music. Control groups of eleventh-grade boys and tenth-grade girls did the same exercises without music. All students were administered physical performance tests before the experiment began and were retested when the experiment terminated. Statistical methods were applied to the test results to determine the amount of change that took place in physical performance. The t ratio was employed to determine whether the difference between the two means being compared was significant. The results of the experiment indicated the following conclusions. The boys who exercised to music made a significant improvement in physical performance, and those who exercised without music did not make a significant improvement in physical performance. Neither group of girls made a significant Improvement in physical performance.


Includes bibliographical references.


vii, 42 pages




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