Music and Adolescent Identity

  title={Music and Adolescent Identity},
  author={Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves},
  journal={Music Education Research},
Abstract This paper reports four studies which investigated the function of musical preference as an identifying ‘badge’ by which adolescents express their own self‐concepts and make judgements of others. Studies 1 and 2 indicated that older and younger adolescents, respectively, hold normative expectations about the values and characteristics of fans of particular musical styles. Study 3 showed that 13‐14‐ and 18‐19‐year‐olds hold normative expectations which influence their perception of the… 

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