Therapeutic Musical Experiences and Sleep in College Students

Rachel Smith, Georgia College and State University

Abstract

Research Question: How does the use of therapeutic music effect sleep quality in college students? Purpose: To determine whether sleep quality improves, declines or remains the same in college students with the use of therapeutic music. Methodology: Experiment Procedure: I will gather a group of willing participants, meet with them individually, discuss the research study and have the participants sign the consent forms, perform the initial interview and administer the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). From the data collected at the interview, a CD compilation will be made and a second meeting will occur. In the second meeting, I will explain the CD procedure with the participants. Participants will keep a sleep log daily and will be collected at the following meeting. The third meeting will be a check up and this will be the time to discuss issues or concerns with the study. The fourth meeting will be the concluding meeting. The participants will take a post-test PSQI and evaluation. With this conclusion, I will collect and organize data to evaluate the effects on sleep quality.

 
Apr 10th, 12:15 PM Apr 10th, 1:00 PM

Therapeutic Musical Experiences and Sleep in College Students

HSB 3rd Floor Student Commons

Research Question: How does the use of therapeutic music effect sleep quality in college students? Purpose: To determine whether sleep quality improves, declines or remains the same in college students with the use of therapeutic music. Methodology: Experiment Procedure: I will gather a group of willing participants, meet with them individually, discuss the research study and have the participants sign the consent forms, perform the initial interview and administer the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). From the data collected at the interview, a CD compilation will be made and a second meeting will occur. In the second meeting, I will explain the CD procedure with the participants. Participants will keep a sleep log daily and will be collected at the following meeting. The third meeting will be a check up and this will be the time to discuss issues or concerns with the study. The fourth meeting will be the concluding meeting. The participants will take a post-test PSQI and evaluation. With this conclusion, I will collect and organize data to evaluate the effects on sleep quality.