Effect of Background Music on Concentration and Mathematics Scores of Raja Melewar Teachers Education Institute Students

  • Nadiah Diyana Tan Abdullah Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Negeri Sembilan
  • Radzliyana Radzuwan Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Negeri Sembilan
  • Azrul Afifi Mortadza Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Negeri Sembilan


Listening to music while studying has become a common occurrence among students. According to certain research, music boosts intellectual capacity due to its physiological qualities. Numerous studies have demonstrated that music teaching benefits pupils' academic achievement. Hence, the purpose of this study was to determine whether music education utilising a particular kind of music improved the concentration and mathematics scores of a group of students. Thirty-six students (n=36) from the Physical Education Department of Raja Melewar Teachers Education Institute participated in this study. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three intervention groups: control group; pop music group; or classical music group. The researchers used music in their mathematical activity. ANOVA analysis found that music had no statistically significant effect on math exam scores. There is a chance that the views of students toward background music during testing settings could make for an interesting study. Additionally, the researchers used a small sample size, which may have contributed to the indefinitive results. This suggests that additional research should be conducted with a bigger sample size.


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How to Cite
ABDULLAH, Nadiah Diyana Tan; RADZUWAN, Radzliyana; MORTADZA, Azrul Afifi. Effect of Background Music on Concentration and Mathematics Scores of Raja Melewar Teachers Education Institute Students. Jurnal Intelek, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, p. 180-186, july 2022. ISSN 2682-9223. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/intelek/article/view/18204>. Date accessed: 05 feb. 2023. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/ji.v17i2.18204.