Differences music tempo towards gym users emotion


  • Rozita Abdul Latif Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seremban Campus, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Fariez Idrus Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Seremban Campus, Malaysia




fast tempo, slow tempo, several of emotion, UiTM Seremban 3


Music can give influence on a lot of thing. It was known as one of the sources for entertainment. It has been classified to regulate emotion, grab attention, for lift the spirit and increased work output. Nowadays, people love listening to music believed that it entertains them and thus helps to motivate the person to continue the activity. The aim of this study was to determine the differences music tempo towards emotion among gym users in UiTM Seremban 3. Sixty participants, which were gym users that attended to the gym in UiTM Seremban 3. Subjects were randomly assigned into three different groups (n=20 in each). Group 1 fast tempo (>120 bpm), group2 slow tempo (<90 bpm) and group 3 control group that without music. The result showed that there was significant effect on different music tempo towards emotion in group 1 and group 2 as compared to group 3, Wilks’s Lambda = 0.74, F(1,57) = 19.93, p<0.0005). In terms of emotion variables, group 1 revealed the best effect for anger (p<0.007), happiness (p<0.001) and anxiety (p<0.001) as compared to group 2 and group 3. From this study, it may help recreational athlete or exercisers to choose wisely the music selection during activity or exercise. Exercising while listening to fast tempo had positive effect on various emotion. Every sport performers or coaches can use this idea to get better training or performing activity.


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How to Cite

Abdul Latif, R., & Idrus, M. F. (2020). Differences music tempo towards gym users emotion. Jurnal Sains Sukan & Pendidikan Jasmani, 9(2), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.37134/jsspj.vol9.2.1.2020