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ERIC Number: ED522618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 57
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effects of Background Music in the Classroom on the Productivity, Motivation, and Behavior of Fourth Grade Students
White, Kevin N.
Online Submission, Master of Education Thesis, Columbia College
Many students in a fourth grade classroom at Logan Elementary School are expressing numerous types of negative behaviors, are not motivated to learn, and do not stay on-task. In an effort to change these students, an action research study was conducted that implemented background music in the classroom. There were ten fourth grade students who participated in the study. The study was conducted over a course of three weeks. The researcher focused on four main points: does background music increase student motivation, positive behavior, relaxation, and staying on-task. The results suggest that the overall class met the project's main points. Implementing background music in the fourth grade classroom at Logan Elementary School has proven to be an effective tool. Appended to this document are: (1) Classroom Observation Form; (2) Music Survey; (3) Background Music in the Classroom Student Exit Survey; (4) Student Interview #1; (5) Student Interview #2; (6) Student Interview #3; (7) Notes--Comments from Students about Background Music. (Anecdotal Notes); (8) Music in the Classroom: Teacher Survey; (9) Why Implement Background Music in the Classroom? Teacher Questionnaire; and (10) Informed Consent Form. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
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