The Influence of Gamelan (Javanese Traditional Music) on Newborns in Indonesia

Natalia, Johanna (2002) The Influence of Gamelan (Javanese Traditional Music) on Newborns in Indonesia. In: Conference Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Music Therapy, 23-28 July 2002, Oxford, England.

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The effects of gamelan (Javanese traditional music) on the emotional responses of newborns are examined. Sixty (60) newborns are divided into experimental and control groups. The experimental group of 30 Ss receives gamelan (Javanese traditional music) from audio tape for 2 days continuously. The control group of 30 Ss receives no music. Each group is observed for 2 days. Results reveal that there are no significant differences in heart rate, respiration rate, and mean crying pattern between the experimental group and control groups. However, weight and sleep pattern are significantly different between the two groups. The experimental group sleep more soundly than the control group. They also gain weight faster than the control group. The subjective impressions of mothers, nurses, doctors, and the researcher are 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
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Johanna Natalia 5140
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2023 14:47
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2023 14:47

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