Master of Arts (MA)
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This study examined the effect of music therapy on the reduction of depression and anxiety in adolescent females. A literature review with a focus on music therapy is presented. In this study "music therapy" consisted of weekly group sessions in which subjects selected, listened to, and discussed pieces of music according to a particular theme assigned by the experimenter. A quasi-experimental, nonequivalent control group design was utilized. Pre- and post-test measures consisted of the Beck Depression Inventory and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. A final questionnaire measuring subject opinion regarding music therapy was administered to the experimental group. No significant difference was found on either of the measures between the experimental and the control groups. Possible limitations of the study are discussed.
Adolescents; Anxiety; Depression; Effects; Females; Institutionalized; Music; Therapy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Kampfer, Karen M., "The effect of music therapy on depression and anxiety in institutionalized adolescent females" (1986). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 23.