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Physical Activity Helps to Control Music Performance Anxiety

Sérgio de Figueiredo Rocha, Moacir Marocolo, Elisangela Naves Vivas Corrêa, Gledys Sympool Gomes Morato, Gustavo Ribeiro da Mota
From: Medical Problems of Performing Artists: Volume 29 Number 2: Page 111 (June 2014)

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Abstract: We evaluated if regular physical activity could influence musical performance anxiety (MPA) in college music students. Levels of MPA, as measured with the Kenny MPA Inventory, and a survey about the physical activity habits were obtained from 87 students of music. The results showed that physically active musicians had lower MPA scores (p<0.05) than non-active ones, independent of gender. We conclude that there is an association between physical activity and minor MPA, and studies with a longitudinal design should be done to explore this important issue.
https://doi.org/10.21091/mppa.2014.2022

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