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The effect of the tempo of music on concentration in a simulated driving experience

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dc.contributor.advisor Janeke, Hendrik Christiaan
dc.contributor.author Venter, Henriette
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-31T07:54:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-31T07:54:28Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02
dc.identifier.citation Venter, Henriette (2011) The effect of the tempo of music on concentration in a simulated driving experience, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4726> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4726
dc.description.abstract Performing multiple tasks simultaneously is proposed to have an influence on the amount of mental resources available for attending to incoming stimuli’s. Concentration is presumed to be divided between focussing on driving (incoming visual information) while attending to incoming auditory information. The study aimed to investigate the influence of the tempo of music on concentration and driving ability by means of simulation. Concentration was measured by driving errors (DE) whereas driving ability was measured by lap-times (LT) and elicited behaviour. Four treatment conditions were utilised; that is a no-music (NM) control condition, low tempo music (LTM)-, medium tempo music (MTM)- and high tempo music (HTM) treatment conditions. Results found that the tempo of music does not have an influence on concentration; however, significant results were obtained indicating that the tempo of music does have an influence on driving behaviour. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 166 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Tempo of music en
dc.subject Concentration en
dc.subject Driving ability en
dc.subject Driving errors en
dc.subject Lap-time en
dc.subject Medium tempo music en
dc.subject Low tempo music
dc.subject High tempo music
dc.subject.ddc 629.2807
dc.subject.lcsh Automobile driving -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Music -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Attention -- Effect of music on
dc.title The effect of the tempo of music on concentration in a simulated driving experience en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology
dc.description.degree M.A. Soc. Sc. (Psychology)


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