Music Preferences, Personality Style, and Developmental Issues of Adolescents

  title={Music Preferences, Personality Style, and Developmental Issues of Adolescents},
  author={Kelly Dean Schwartz and Gregory Fouts},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
The purpose of this study was to examine the personality characteristics and developmental issues of 3 groups of adolescent music listeners: those preferring light qualities of music, those preferring heavy qualities of music, and those who had eclectic preferences for music qualities. One hundred sixty-four adolescents completed an age-appropriate personality inventory and a systematic measure of music listening preference. The findings indicate that each of the 3 music preference groups is… 
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