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The Impact of Music on an Individual Moods

TheImpact of Music on an Individual Moods

ResearchProposal on the Impact of Music on an Individual Moods

Musichas been the oldest form of art in human history significantly, itis characterized by educating, and entertaining. It has an organizedmanner wherein unique features such as melody, rhythm, and lyrics(Brown,Savage, Ko, Stoneking, Loo, &amp Trejaut, 2014: 25).However, music has a significant effect on human mind where ittriggers hormones, which affect the mood of a certain individual.

Asa result, this has brought the attention of many to focus on the artof music because it has an influence on human behavior since it isperceived as an emotion remedy (Sidaras,2010:245).Music is played different depending on some aspects, such as culture,race, religion, and age, but all adhere to one thing, provoking humanemotion. Also, it makes one to smile excited, prompts tears, orbrings memories full of relief.

Musicis listened globally by everyone, but a big percent that pays muchattention to it are the youths. This research paper will unfold themystery of music on how it has effects. The information will hence behelpful in the subject of sociology.

Researchquestions

1.Why people listen to music?

2. How one feel when he/she listen to songs?

3.The type of music that is listened to?

4.How one behaves when listening to music?

Ina solid research that was cried out, it has established that musicaffects the brain neurons that produce serotonin, a particularchemical, which have an emotional impact on moods. Whereby, itimproves temperament and boosts overall happiness. People who aregoing through a certain problem or have difficult times, particularlyrelationship prefers music soft songs, which reflects on negativeoutlook.

Whenmusic is played, it takes one to the next level of emotion. The moodstates alter memories they may be good or bad ones, where one can bedetermined as happy or sorrowful (Brown,Savage, Ko, Stoneking, Loo, &amp Trejaut, 2014:50).It also has an influence on the behavior, depending on theenvironment that one is in, and finally, it brings back ideas. Ofcourse, research shows that the mood of the music matches a person`smood, which then gradually change. Notably, this is significancesince it affects cognitive functions.

Peopleof a different culture they are conditioned to a specific mood whenmusic is played, for example, in western culture tempo, elementalpatterns, and rhythm are usually associated with differenttemperament state (Sidaras,2010:187).A song in a minor key with the slow tempo and lush harmony create asadness mood, while a tune of primary key with the faster pace andenergetic rhythm brings out optimistic attitude. However, we areindividually conditioned to have a particular mood depending on themusic played just as feelings. Rock music, jazz, and the likes arewell known for triggering and arousing lust, such as sex when it isplayed (Harcourt, 2005:243).

Sincemusic affects our emotions, mood, and feelings, it also contributesmuch to our personality and develops one to the next level (Sidaras,2010:145).Therefore, it is a measure on temperance, which is characterized bythe nature that predisposes us to a given mood.

CoverageArea

Thestudy will be conducted at Wilson High school in Wilson Town in theUSA, which covers an area of 133.3 km2 with a population of 5,993.

Studyof Justification

Onthe subject of music it has been agreed that it creates mood changesand increase happiness. In a study, it was established that music hasan effect on both self-direct and psychological the participant wastold to try to listen to the neutral and upbeat song (Rubin,2008:72). The contrast was that the upbeat song brought a feeling ofhappiness.

Thestudy, therefore, will provide vital information, which can be usedsociology and psychology to improve happiness, health, and the moodof people. Lastly, the paper will lead to a reward of a good grade onthe faculty above.

Methodology

Retaliation

1.Why people listen to music?

2. How one feel when he/she listen to songs?

3.The type of music that is appreciated?

4.How one behaves when listening to music?

TargetedPopulation

Thetargeted population is 500 students in different grades.

SampleFrame

Grade(9th-12th)

No. of students

No. of respondents

9

98

80

10

60

40

11

120

62

12

100

45

Total

378

227

DataCollection Technique

Datacollection will be done using structured questionnaires and anobservational checklist. The research will be supervised andmonitored by a scholar throughout data collection period (Morgan,Gliner, Harmon, &amp Harmon, 2001:972).Besides, the study will require training an assistant so as toenhance efficiency. Before the exercise takes place, a pre-testingprogram must be conducted to establish the suitability of thequestions in the interview schedule and time taken per grade. Thestudy will as well include variables, which are namely independentfor instance age, class, religion, guardian’s marriage status, andthe dependent, which is the type and knowledge of music.

APPENDIX1: QUESTIONNAIRE

QUESTIONNAIREASSESSING HOW MUSIC INFLUENCING THE MOOD OF PERSON AT THE END OF DAYIN WILSON HIGH SCHOOL WILSON TOWN- IN USA

INTERVIEW

……………………………………………………………………………………………

DATEOF INTERVIEW

………………………………………………………………………………………………

QUESTIONNAIRENO

……………………………………………………………………………………………

THEINSTITUTION

………………………………………………………………………………………………

EthicalStatement

1.The information collected shall be strictly utilized for learningpurposes only and be accorded to maximum confidentiality.

2.Put a tick in the box where it matches correctly with your answer.

PARTA: SOCIAL DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

1)Gender

A)Male

b)Female

2)Grade of the student

a)9

b)10

c)11

d)12

3)Marital status of parent(s)/ guardian

a)Married

b)Window

c)Single

d)Divorced

4)Religion

a)Christian

b)Muslim

c)Others (specify)

PARTB: KNOWLEDGE ABOUT MUSIC

5)Do you listen to the music?

a)Yes

b)No

6)If yes, to the above question, why?

a)Entertainment

b)Leisure

c)Educating

d)Soothing

7)How do you feeling while listening to music?

a)Exited

b)Relieved

c)Sorrowful

d)Nostalgic

8)Which type of music do you enjoy?

a)Religious

b)Secular

c)Tradition

10)How do you behave?

a)Dance

b)Energetically

c)Intemperance

APPENDIX2: RESEARCH ITEMS

Item

@

Quantity

cost

Pencils

5

8

40

Pens

6

8

48

Full scalps

2

40

80

Printer $ photocopier

1200

1

1200

Camera

300

4

1200

Laptop

600

1

600

Total

34

62

3,168

Secondmethodology approach

Datathat will be collected through the above procedure nevertheless, itmight prove to be inadequate. Therefore, intensive impute will berequired to come out with a comprehensive report. In fieldwork,photographs of students who are listening to music will be taken, aswell as in the gym, dining hall, or during leisure time.

Theresearch team on the ground adheres to focus on their objectives andnotes down any unusual observation concerning the subject, and alsoit will record comments from the interviewer (Merriam, 1998). It willalso conduct an intensive interview for adequate information.

HumanSubject Issues

Anofficial letter will be sent to the Wilson High school requesting forpermission to carry out a research work. After a positive response,we shall book an appointment to meet with the school principal todiscuss our purpose and objectives of the Institute. Consequently,this shall win their confidence and promote trust between bothparties.

Studentswho are our respondents will be assured that the informationcollected will be for learning purposes only (Grenehein &ampLundman, 2004:106). They will also be definite that the informationwill be treated confidentially. They are also ensured that the schoolis protected and no harm would occur to them.

References

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Rubin,L. C. (Ed.). 2008.&nbspPopularculture in counseling, psychotherapy, and play-based interventions.Springer Publishing Company.

Merriam,S. B. 1998.&nbspQualitativeresearch and case study applications in education. Revised andexpanded from.Jossey-Bass Publishers, 350 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94104.

Graneheim,U. H., &amp Lundman, B. 2004. Qualitative content analysis innursing research: concepts, procedures, and measures to achievetrustworthiness.&nbspNurseeducation today,&nbsp24(2),105-112.

Morgan,G. A., Gliner, J. A., Harmon, R. J., &amp Harmon, R. J. 2001.Measurement validity.&nbspJournalof the American Academy of Child &amp Adolescent Psychiatry,&nbsp40(6),729-731.