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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GENRE CHOICE OF MUSIC AND ALTRUISTIC BEHAVIOR

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2011
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ABSTRACT Extensive research has documented the relationship between listening to certain genres of music and negative effects on social behavior such as aggressive and antisocial behavior. The present study explored whether there are genres of music associated with altruism. Altruistic behavior is defined as behavior that is consistently more caring, helpful, considerate of other's feelings, and self- sacrificing. These behaviors promote our ability to thrive as a community. Yet, few studies have addressed the relationship between music and altruism. Data was collected from 608 college students who completed a self-report altruism scale, music preference measure, the Marlowe Crowne social desirability scale, and a demographic information form in order to see if there is a relationship between choice of music and altruism. A multiple hierarchal regression analysis found music genre choice accounted for 15.9 percent of variance in self-reported altruism. Significant, positive correlations emerged also between altruism and several music genres including alternative, country, classical, and emo.
Title: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GENRE CHOICE OF MUSIC AND ALTRUISTIC BEHAVIOR.
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Name(s): Hippler, Christine, Author
Whitten, Shannon, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: ABSTRACT Extensive research has documented the relationship between listening to certain genres of music and negative effects on social behavior such as aggressive and antisocial behavior. The present study explored whether there are genres of music associated with altruism. Altruistic behavior is defined as behavior that is consistently more caring, helpful, considerate of other's feelings, and self- sacrificing. These behaviors promote our ability to thrive as a community. Yet, few studies have addressed the relationship between music and altruism. Data was collected from 608 college students who completed a self-report altruism scale, music preference measure, the Marlowe Crowne social desirability scale, and a demographic information form in order to see if there is a relationship between choice of music and altruism. A multiple hierarchal regression analysis found music genre choice accounted for 15.9 percent of variance in self-reported altruism. Significant, positive correlations emerged also between altruism and several music genres including alternative, country, classical, and emo.
Identifier: CFH0003820 (IID), ucf:44753 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-05-01
B.S.
Sciences, Dept. of Psychology
Masters
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Subject(s): Altruism
Music
Christine Hippler
Hippler
Christine Lynn Hippler
behavior
Genre Choice
pro-social behavior
lyrics
altruistic
multiple regression analysis
positive psychology
social psychology
Music and altruism
music and behavior
aggressive music
positive music
positive effects of music
negative effects of music
pro-socialness
music and pro-social behavior
music and altruistic behavior
Music genre choice and altruistic behavior
Shannon Whitten
Relationship between music genre choice and altruistic behavior
music relationship with altruism
Marlowe Crowne
Self-report altruism scale
music preference scale
alternative
country
classical
emo
University of central Florida
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