Dance is the new metal: adolescent music preferences and substance use across Europe.

  title={Dance is the new metal: adolescent music preferences and substance use across Europe.},
  author={Tom F. M. ter Bogt and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn and Bruce G. Simons-Morton and Mafalda Ferreira and Anne Hublet and Emmanuelle Godeau and Emmanuel Kuntsche and Matthias Richter},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  volume={47 2},
This study examined relationships between music preferences and substance use (tobacco, alcohol, cannabis) among 18,103 fifteen-year-olds from 10 European countries. In 2005-2006, across Europe, preferences for mainstream Pop (pop chart music) and Highbrow (classical music and jazz) were negatively associated with substance use, while preferences for Dance (house/trance and techno/hardhouse) were associated positively with substance use. In three countries, links were identified between liking… CONTINUE READING
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