The Effect of Music on Test Anxiety and Academic Performance in Third Grade Students of Elementary School in Shiraz I District

By Naderi, Maryam; Jeshni, Ahmadali Hemmati et al. | International Journal of Education and Management Studies, September 1, 2015 | Go to article overview

The Effect of Music on Test Anxiety and Academic Performance in Third Grade Students of Elementary School in Shiraz I District


Naderi, Maryam, Jeshni, Ahmadali Hemmati, Afsha, Jahangir Mehr, International Journal of Education and Management Studies


Anxiety as part of life of every human being in all societies is considered as a suitable response. But the lack of pathological anxiety or anxiety we may be faced with problems and risks. Anxiety in moderation and constructive forces us to do things, timely and appropriate, and, thus, more durable and more fruitful to make your life (Simon et al., 2010). Rarely happens that during the process of adolescence anxiety crises are not observed, sometimes the anxiety of a sudden, when the gradually appear. Sometimes broad and ends when vice versa within a few hours so, anxious to be part of the lives of children and adolescents, one of the components that makes up the structure of their personalities and some of the anxiety in childhood and adolescence can be considered normal and positive impact on the process of evolution accepted them. During development, children experience a range of anxieties that it is a common type of anxiety. In various surveys, 10 to 30 percent of the students involved. Recent research has greatly increased our vision of the nature of anxiety is, for example, it is known that anxiety is a multidimensional construct that includes cognitive, emotional and physiological (Soud & Sharma, 2001). Despite the wealth of research on anxiety, aspects of it still remains for study. A recent analysis by the anxiety of the attention and recognition emphasizes the physiological processes and motivation (Veghan et al., 2001). The formulas, basic cognitive processes arc important in the growth and survival of anxiety and suggests that incentive structures are very important. Cognitive structures largely in denial about test anxiety, negative and pessimistic assessment of the exam are linked and may change in the documentation of the students and the subsequent negative self-concept and behavior, change them (cream Poor, 2005). The prediction of academic performance, which has very close ties with test anxiety, and in some way affected by it, is one of the central topics of interest Educational Psychology (Sobhi Gharamaki, 2006). The effect of various biological factors, psychological, social and academic performance of students in order to develop the education of the most important issues that have been considered by those involved in education. The psychological factors affecting academic performance is of great importance and requires scientific study of psychology and education professionals on how and the extent to which these factors are and how to control it. The purpose of the academic performance and progress in the acquisition and learning of things that as a lesson to students during the school year and students will be provided. Academic performance of school success is meant to be a specific skill or expertise on the part of the knowledge in the lead, that is to say, in order to achieve the educational goals of the academic performance in each course (Fakharizadeh, 2006). The importance of mental health and academic performance of students to the extent that some experts in the field, at least until the second half of adolescence, the basic criteria for functional diagnostics is considered healthy. Many factors affect academic performance in a set of individual, school, family and community are classified, including factors affecting academic performance, interpersonal, cognitive and motivational factors can be mentioned that two decades the latter educators in the study of factors affecting the academic performance and motivation to understand, more than ever before have (Zinte, 1992). On the other hand, people have always seeks to reduce anxiety and increase their performance in different areas and for this purpose a variety of instruments have been helped. Art as the primary means of human adaptation to serve the needs of seeking perfection and beauty seeking the other hand, he has been a calming discomfort and difficulties of life. Music is an art form that feeling, emotion, perception and human cognition and language without speaking assignment. …

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