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Personality and uses of music as predictors of preferences for music consensually classified as happy, sad, complex, and social.

Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas; Fagan, Patrick and Furnham, Adrian. 2010. Personality and uses of music as predictors of preferences for music consensually classified as happy, sad, complex, and social. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 4(4), pp. 205-213. ISSN 1931-3896 [Article]

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This study replicates the findings of a recent study (Chamorro-Premuzic, Gomà-i-Freixanet, Furnham, & Muro, 2009) on the relationship between the Big Five personality traits and everyday uses of music or people's motives for listening to music. In addition, it examined emotional intelligence as predictor of uses of music, and whether uses of music and personality traits predicted liking of music consensually classified as sad, happy, complex, or social. A total of 100 participants rated their preferences for 20 unfamiliar musical extracts that were played for a 30-s interval on a website and completed a measure of the Big Five personality traits. Openness predicted liking for complex music, and Extraversion predicted liking for happy music. Background use of music predicted preference for social and happy music, whereas emotional music use predicted preference for sad music. Finally, males tended to like sad music and use music for cognitive purposes more than females did.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1037/a0019210

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2010Published

Item ID:

5045

Date Deposited:

01 Mar 2011 15:06

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 11:49

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5045

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