Year of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Exercise and Sport Sciences

Subject Categories

Exercise music; Exercise tests


The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of music playlist tempo on exercise performance, mood, and attentional focus tendencies. This study utilized a repeated measures design with three tempo conditions administered in a partially randomized, balanced fashion. The current study demonstrated that music tempo does not have a significant effect on exercise performance, mood, nor attentional focus tendencies. Runners may listen to music during exercise without worrying about specific tempos on their playlists.



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