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Title: Reasons for liking music: Differences by country and gender among Australian, Korean, and American University students
Contributor(s): Auh, Myung-sook  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2002
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Abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine whether reasons for liking music differ by country and gender among Australian, Korean, and American University students. Participants were 211 students in total; 62 Australian (male - 25, female - 37), 86 Korean (male - 33, female - 53), and 63 American (male - 27, female - 36), who all lived in their own countries and recruited from there. The Musical Taste Questionnaire was devised to ask students to describe why they like certain genres of music. Their descriptions of why they like music were divided into 3 categories: 1) Personal/Emotional, 2) Musical, and 3) Social reasons. 'ANOVA' was computed to determine differences by country and gender for the three categories of reasons for liking music. The results showed the following: 1) Personal/Emotional reasons were predominantly frequently cited reasons for liking music by all three countries' students (p < .0001). 2) Interaction effects were found by the 3 categories of reasons for liking music and country. That is, Korean students cited significantly more Personal/Emotional reasons than Australian students, but Australian students cited significantly more Musical reasons than Korean students did. 3) Korean femal students cited Personal/Emotional reasons significantly more than Australian female students. No other gender differences were found. The results suggest that reasons for liking music could differ by country and by females across countries.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ICMPC7: 7th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition, Sydney, Australia, 17th - 21st July, 2002
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition, p. 125-128
Publisher: Causal Productions for Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS)
Place of Publication: Adelaide, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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