The Sound of Success: Investigating Cognitive and Behavioral Effects of Motivational Music in Sports

dc.contributor.authorElvers, Paul
dc.contributor.authorSteffens, Jochen
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-06T11:35:23Z
dc.date.available2019-11-06T11:35:23Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-21
dc.date.updated2019-10-27T11:19:47Z
dc.description.abstractListening to music before, during, or after sports is a common phenomenon, yet its functions and effects on performance, cognition, and behavior remain to be investigated. In this study we present a novel approach to the role of music in sports and exercise that focuses on the notion of musical self-enhancement (Elvers, 2016). We derived the following hypotheses from this framework: listening to motivational music will (i) enhance self-evaluative cognition, (ii) improve performance in a ball game, and (iii) evoke greater risk-taking behavior. To evaluate the hypotheses, we conducted a between-groups experiment (N = 150) testing the effectiveness of both an experimenter playlist and a participant-selected playlist in comparison to a no-music control condition. All participants performed a ball-throwing task developed by Decharms and Davé (1965), consisting of two parts: First, participants threw the ball from fixed distances into a funnel basket. During this task, performance was measured. In the second part, the participants themselves chose distances from the basket, which allowed their risk-taking behavior to be assessed. The results indicate that listening to motivational music led to greater risk taking but did not improve ball-throwing performance. This effect was more pronounced in male participants and among those who listened to their own playlists. Furthermore, self-selected music enhanced state self-esteem in participants who were performing well but not in those who were performing poorly. We also discuss further implications for the notion of musical self-enhancement.en
dc.identifier.eissn1664-1078
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/10251
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-9213
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc150 Psychologiede
dc.subject.ddc780 Musikde
dc.subject.othermusicen
dc.subject.othermotivationen
dc.subject.otherself-enhancementen
dc.subject.otherself-esteemen
dc.subject.othersportsen
dc.subject.otherrisk takingen
dc.subject.othermotor coordinationen
dc.titleThe Sound of Success: Investigating Cognitive and Behavioral Effects of Motivational Music in Sportsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber2026en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02026en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleFrontiers in Psychologyen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameFrontiers Media S.A.en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceLausanneen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume8en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 1 Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaften::Inst. Sprache und Kommunikation::FG Audiokommunikationde
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 1 Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaftende
tub.affiliation.groupFG Audiokommunikationde
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Sprache und Kommunikationde
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen

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