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Haake, A. B. (2010). Music listening in offices: Balancing internal needs and external considerations (Doctoral thesis, University of Sheffield, Sheffield) accessed from www.musicatwork.net
The results of this study provide an illustration of current listening practices, and reasons for listening or not listening to music in this context. Results highlight the many varied experiences that music listeners in offices had (e.g. inspiration, distraction, concentration, relaxation), but also reveal some more situation-specific issues that emphasise an underlying tension between internal needs and external demands. The results section consists of three main parts: details about listening practices, functions of music, and reasons for not listening.