Exploring the Nature of Music Engagement and Its Relation to Personality among Young Adults

International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, Vol. 22(4). (ISSN: 0267-3843), 2017

14 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2020

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Durgesh Upadhyay

Amity University Uttar Pradesh

Ridhima Shukla

Amity University Uttar Pradesh

Viveka Tripathi

University of Delhi - Gargi College

Dr. Manju Agrawal

Amity University

Date Written: February 9, 2017

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between music preferences (MP), listening styles (LS), functions of music (FoM), perceived rasa (music), and personality traits (PT – Big Five Factors). A sample of 77 young adults (M = 39; F = 38; M = 22.7 years) completed measures of the above constructs and data were analysed via correlations, one-way ANOVA, post hoc tests, and T-tests. Significant correlations were found between LS & PT; MP & PT; FoM & PT; FoM & emotion; and LS & FoM. Findings indicated stronger preferences for genres namely Romantic songs, Soft songs, and Filmy (Sad) songs. Gender difference existed in terms of MP, perceived emotions and LS. Music listening mainly served as a ‘source of pleasure and enjoyment’ and which ‘calms, motivates, or reminds of past events’. Musical genres inducing santoṣa rasa were perceived significantly higher in female participants. Based on the findings, a ‘music engagement model for Young Adults’ describing their music behaviour, have been proposed.

Keywords: Music Preference; Music Listening; Rasa; Personality; Psychological Well-Being

Suggested Citation

Upadhyay, Durgesh and Shukla, Ridhima and Tripathi, Viveka and Agrawal, Dr. Manju, Exploring the Nature of Music Engagement and Its Relation to Personality among Young Adults (February 9, 2017). International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, Vol. 22(4). (ISSN: 0267-3843), 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2925013 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2925013

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Ridhima Shukla

Amity University Uttar Pradesh ( email )

Amity Institute of Behavioural and Allied Sciences
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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226028
India

Viveka Tripathi

University of Delhi - Gargi College

(South Campus)
Siri Fort Road
New Delhi, New Delhi 110049
India

Dr. Manju Agrawal

Amity University ( email )

ASET- IT Department, Sec-125
Amity University, Sector 125
Noida, UT Uttar Pradesh 2013003
India

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