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How Tertiary Students use Music to Manage Stress. Edition No. 1
VDM Publishing House, August 2010, Pages: 196
This book investigates how university students use music to manage their stress. Music is an effective technique for preventive stress management because it can easily suits the lifestyle of the students without drawing attention to the individual's need for help. The aim is to assess the stress levels and explore the possibilities of music in reducing stress. Assessment of stress and recommendations for its management are based on earlier works in this field and the analysis of data obtained from tertiary students in China (Shandong Univ. of Tech.). This study also aims to explore possible differences between genders and majors regarding the effects of stress and the association with music for stress management. It is intended, this research will provide a platform for a comparative experimentation, to identify music which is effective in stress management. Investigation is conducted on cultural aspects which are applicable to Chinese society. The questionnaires and interviews have been designed to gain insight into the understanding of Chinese university students.
Zhiwen Gao, MEd, BA: Studied Masters (by Research) on Music Education and related psychological impact on Tertiary students in Monash University, Australia. Currently pursuing PhD in Music and Stress Management of Tertiary students (Monash Univ.). Resarch interests include Music Education, Psychology and Stress Management for students.