Perceptions of Stress, Mood Associated With Listening to Music During COVID-19 Lockdown

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About The Study: Listening to music in daily life was significantly associated with lower levels of stress during the COVID-19 lockdown period in this study of 711 adults. Music listening was also significantly associated with improved mood, particularly for those with elevated chronic stress during the pandemic.  

Authors: Anja C. Feneberg, Ph.D., and Urs M. Nater, Ph.D., of the University of Vienna, are the corresponding authors. 



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