Event Title

Does Music Preference Associate with Risky Behavior?

Presenter Information

Tanisha Flowers

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation/Art Exihibt

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Major

Psychology

Location

Event Center A & B

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Kelly Campbell

Start Date

5-19-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

5-19-2016 2:30 PM

Abstract

In this study, we examined the associations between musical preference and individual and relational characteristics. Participants completed an online survey. Our sample included 2014 ethnically diverse individuals from regions across the U.S. We used previously established music groupings (i.e., Reflective & Complex, Intense & Rebellious, Upbeat & Conventional, Energetic & Rhythmic) to examine whether music choice was associated with demographic characteristics, personality traits, attachment style, motivation, values, commitment, and infidelity. Several individual and relational traits were associated with music choice including that older participants had preference for Reflective and Complex music, and women were more likely than men to prefer Energetic and Rhythmic music. Our findings add to the growing body of literature on music preferences as an indicator of important lifestyle choices. All participants (n=2,319) completed an online survey. Participants resided in the United States and were recruited through professional websites (e.g., CraigsList.org), and CSU San Bernardino student participant pools. SPSS data analyzer.

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May 19th, 1:00 PM May 19th, 2:30 PM

Does Music Preference Associate with Risky Behavior?

Event Center A & B

In this study, we examined the associations between musical preference and individual and relational characteristics. Participants completed an online survey. Our sample included 2014 ethnically diverse individuals from regions across the U.S. We used previously established music groupings (i.e., Reflective & Complex, Intense & Rebellious, Upbeat & Conventional, Energetic & Rhythmic) to examine whether music choice was associated with demographic characteristics, personality traits, attachment style, motivation, values, commitment, and infidelity. Several individual and relational traits were associated with music choice including that older participants had preference for Reflective and Complex music, and women were more likely than men to prefer Energetic and Rhythmic music. Our findings add to the growing body of literature on music preferences as an indicator of important lifestyle choices. All participants (n=2,319) completed an online survey. Participants resided in the United States and were recruited through professional websites (e.g., CraigsList.org), and CSU San Bernardino student participant pools. SPSS data analyzer.