Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1990

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Donald Schuster

Second Advisor

Gary Phye

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of music and imagery on learning and attitudes in an industry training class. One hundred forty-six clerical workers were divided into eight groups and given classroom training on tax reporting. Two groups each were exposed to one of four conditions: (1) music only, (2) imagery only, (3) both music and imagery, or (4) control. Subjects were given a pretest, posttest, transfer task, and an evaluation form. While test scores improved significantly from pretest to posttest, there were no significant differences between any of the conditions on the posttest, transfer task, and two of the evaluation items. However, the imagery condition showed significantly higher scores on the evaluation item "evaluation of course content". Reasons for these findings are discussed.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9198

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Valerie Hackmann Eastman

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9110493

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

96 pages

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