The Influence of Soft Music on Newborns in Indonesia

Johanna, Natalia (1999) The Influence of Soft Music on Newborns in Indonesia. In: 9th World Congress of Music Therapy Conference Proceedings, 17 - 22 November 1999, Washington, D.C., USA.

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The effects of soft music on the emotional responses of newborns are examined. Sixty newborns were divided into experimental and control groups. The experimental group of 30 Ss received soft music for two days continuously. The control group of 30 Ss received no music. Each group was observed for two days. Results revealed that there were no significant differences in heart rate, respiration rate, weight, and sleep pattern between the experimental and control group. However, the mean crying pattern was significantly different between the two groups. The subjective impressions of mothers, nurses, doctors, and the researcher were also taken into account in forming the general conclusion that the emotions of the experimental group appeared to be calmer than the control group.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Johanna Natalia 5140
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2019 02:36
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2023 08:27

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