Award Date

1-1-1986

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Number of Pages

67

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Adolescents; Anxiety; Depression; Effects; Females; Institutionalized; Music; Therapy

Controlled Subject

Music; Psychophysiology

File Format

pdf

File Size

1290.24 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/vhqj-0tqo


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