THE EFFECT OF MUSIC BACKGROUND AND TEXT COMPLEXITY ON READING COMPREHENSION

Nur Nadhirah Izzati, Zaharuddin (2021) THE EFFECT OF MUSIC BACKGROUND AND TEXT COMPLEXITY ON READING COMPREHENSION. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The present study determined the effect of music background and text complexity on reading comprehension. Forty undergraduate students were recruited to participate in the present research, and they were assigned to one of the four background music groups which were fast and instrumental, slow and instrumental, fast and lyrical, and slow and lyrical music. Further, in each group, half of the participants were asked to perform the reading comprehension task with the presence of text complexity and the other half were performing the reading comprehension task with the absence of text complexity. Results of the Mann – Whitney and Kruskal Wallis statistical tests showed that, there were no significant differences in terms of reading comprehension both across different music backgrounds and conditions of text complexity. However, the mean score from the Mann Whitney statistical test displayed that reading comprehension performance is slightly better with the absence of text complexity. Meanwhile, slow and instrumental background music showed a little benefit towards the participants while performing the reading comprehension task by gaining the highest mean score in the Kruskal Wallis statistical test.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (BSc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2021.
Uncontrolled Keywords: reading comprehension, text complexity, music background, text difficulty.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 08:50
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 08:50
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/35990

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