The Relationship between Music Genre and the 'Flow State' of Training among Gym-Goers



Dass, Jonathan Dinesh (2022) The Relationship between Music Genre and the 'Flow State' of Training among Gym-Goers. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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Music has been shown to have an effect on a person’s ability to achieve flow state during exercise, however, it depends on the selection of the right music for the exercise and person in question. The present study aims to examine the relationship between the ‘flow state’ of gym-goer’s training and the type of music gym-goers listen to during training. Data were collected from a sample of 209 gym-goers from different gyms in the Petaling Jaya (PJ) area, utilizing purposive sampling technique. Self-administered questionnaire was distributed via face-to-face interactions, What’s App groups and Facebook groups to the gym-goers. The results revealed that the most preferred genre of music listened to while training, across all genders, ages and types of training, was ‘Pop’ music (m = 3.65 ± 1.17). In terms of music genre according to age, the 18–29-year-old age category listened to significantly more ‘Hip Hop’ than the 50–69-year-olds. Conversely, the 60–69-year-olds listen to significantly more ‘Jazz’ than the 18–29-year-olds. In terms of gender, females listen to significantly more ‘Pop’, ‘K Pop’ and ‘Soul’ than males. Listening to ‘Hard Rock’ (r = .273, p = .001), ‘Rock’ music (r = .222, p = .004) and Hip Hop (r = .204, p = .008) while training was found to have significant correlation with experiencing flow state. The findings of this study provide gym-goers, gym-owners, coaches and sport psychologists with a comprehensive understanding of the genres of music to listen to or play while training to enhance the quality of training

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Music and Books on Music > Music
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > Recreation Leisure > Sports
Faculties: Faculty of Applied Sciences > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2022 09:33
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 09:33