Social representation of "music" in young adults: a cross-cultural study
2017 (English)In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY, ISSN 1499-2027, Vol. 56, no 1, 24-32 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: This study was aimed to explore perceptions of and reactions to music in young adults (18-25 years) using the theory of social representations (TSR). Design: The study used a cross-sectional survey design and included participants from India, Iran, Portugal, USA and UK. Data were analysed using various qualitative and quantitative methods. Study sample: The study sample included 534 young adults. Results: The Chi-square analysis showed significant differences between the countries regarding the informants perception of music. The most positive connotations about music were found in the responses obtained from Iranian participants (82.2%), followed by Portuguese participants (80.6%), while the most negative connotations about music were found in the responses obtained from Indian participants (18.2%), followed by Iranian participants (7.3%). The participants responses fell into 19 main categories based on their meaning; however, not all categories were found in all five countries. The co-occurrence analysis results generally indicate that the category positive emotions or actions was the most frequent category occurring in all five countries. Conclusions: The results indicate that music is generally considered to bring positive emotions for people within these societies, although a small percentage of responses indicate some negative consequences of music.
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TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2017. Vol. 56, no 1, 24-32 p.
Music listening; hearing loss; public health hazard; attitude; social representation; text mining; cross-culture
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-134209DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2016.1227481ISI: 000390895000004PubMedID: 27609441OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-134209DiVA: diva2:1069832