Date of Award

Fall 2021

Document Type





College of Natural and Health Sciences

Primary Advisor

Dr. Sheila Abraham


Music has played a significant role in the lives of students. Various genres of music have been studied to determine their specific effects on human behavior. Christian Praise and Worship music is a normal piece of service, whether it is in the chapel and or the church. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a renowned classical music composer whose music has been shown to have positive effects in improving concentration. A student’s emotions are critical when it comes to studying. When a student is studying, they need to concentrate and work on their assignment with confidence, inspiration, and excitement while managing their anxiety and stress. The purpose of this paper is to compare and analyze the effects of two genres of music on student emotions. The findings on the effects of the two genres of music on positive and negative emotions including academic emotions are presented. Overall, the results of the study showed that Instrumental Praise and Worship music was the most effective in reducing anxiety and fear as compared to Mozart.