Heavy Metal Music and Adolescent Suicidal Risk

  title={Heavy Metal Music and Adolescent Suicidal Risk},
  author={{\'E}. Lacourse and M. Claes and M. Villeneuve},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  • É. Lacourse, M. Claes, M. Villeneuve
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Youth and Adolescence
  • This study probes the differentiating characteristics (family relationships, social–psychological attitudes, drug use, and suicidal risk) of youth who prefer heavy metal (HM) music, worship music, and use music for vicarious release. Data analysis was based on a sample of 275 secondary school students between the ages of 14 and 18. Logistic regressions revealed that HM music preference and worshipping is not significantly related to suicidal risk when controlling for other risk factors. These… CONTINUE READING
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