The effect of music listening, personality, and prior knowledge on mood and work performance of systems analysts

Teresa Lesiuk, Peter Polak, Joel Stutz, Margot Hummer

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Abstract

This research examined the effect of music use, personality and prior knowledge on mood and work performance of 62 Systems Analysts. Although the quality of the data modeling task did not appear tobe affected by the experimental treatment of 10 minutes of music listening, the level of extraversion, modeling proficiency, and theoretical knowledge related to modeling showed significant effects. Nevertheless, the effects of music were demonstrated on several mood measures. The effect of music on negative and positive affect, along with their subscales, are presented. Finally, changes in the mood of participants who listened to the music are examined in the light of various demographic and personality variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-78
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

Keywords

  • Database
  • Knowledge
  • Mood
  • Music
  • Personality
  • Systems analysts
  • Work performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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