Does Music Reduse the Stress of High School Students?By Castiel Ross
Girl Studying on Roof
MUSIC IS A VERY VITAL PART OF MANY TEENS LIVES AND HAS BEEN SHOWN TO HAVE ANXIETY-RELIEVING BENEFITS. TEENS FACE HIGH LEVELS OF STRESS IN ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENTS, WHICH HAVE BEEN CONNECTED WITH POOR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, PARTICULARLY TEST GRADES. A STUDY HAS NEVER BEEN DONE ON THE DIRECT EFFECTS OF MUSIC TO ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE BEFORE SO THE JOURNAL OF YOUNG INVESTIGATORS REPORTED ABOUT A STUDY THAT DID. THEY SAID,
"WE FOUND THAT TIME SPENT LISTENING TO MUSIC WHILE STUDYING WAS POSITIVELY CORRELATED WITH TEST ANXIETY AND ACADEMIC STRESS AND NEGATIVELY CORRELATED WITH TEST PERFORMANCE.(Rastogi, Radhika)"
THIS SHOWS THAT MUSIC IS AN EFFECTIVE TENSION TAMER INSIDE OF THE SCHOOL ENVIORMENT. WHEN STUDENTS LISTEN TO MUSIC IT CALMS THEM SO IT'S EASIER FOR THEM TO LEARN AND STUDY.
Listening to music with eyes closed can actually take an person to another world and can be relaxing . Music can also be used to keep depression away and create a positive state of mind. Music is known to stimulate learning in the classroom.Music is differentiated from noise by its melody and harmonic nature. Music is a stress buster because of the soothing effect that it produces on the human mind.
"Music is differentiated from noise by its melody and harmonic nature. Music is a stress buster because of the soothing effect that it produces on the human mind.(5 Reasons Why Music)"
Girl Listening to Music
This shows us that music positively effects High School Students stress and will help them focus and study better with less stress. I advise you let your kids listen to music while doing homework that way they will be more focused and get more work done, but thats just me :).