Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2009

Full Length Research Paper

An analysis of the academic achievement of the students who listen to music while studying

Serpil Umuzda?
  • Serpil Umuzda?
  • Gaziosmanpa?a University, Faculty of Education, Department of Fine Arts, Turkey
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  •  Received: 06 February 2014
  •  Accepted: 10 March 2015
  •  Published: 23 March 2015


This study’s aim is to examine the correlation between the study type, the type and quality of the music students listen to while studying as well as their educational level. The participants of the study are 481 students on a scale of different ages listening to music while studying. The data of the study were collected through a survey questionnaire. Frequency and percentage and  the chi-square tests were used. The study data indicate that Turkish pop music is the mostly listened to music genre and students tend to listen to music mostly while studying social courses.

Key words: Student, music, type of music.