Music through the ages: Trends in musical engagement and preferences from adolescence through middle adulthood.

@article{BonnevilleRoussy2013MusicTT,
  title={Music through the ages: Trends in musical engagement and preferences from adolescence through middle adulthood.},
  author={Arielle Bonneville-Roussy and Peter J. Rentfrow and Man K. Xu and Jeff Potter},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={105 4},
  pages={703-17}
}
Are there developmental trends in how individuals experience and engage with music? Data from 2 large cross-sectional studies involving more than a quarter of a million individuals were used to investigate age differences in musical attitudes and preferences from adolescence through middle age. Study 1 investigated age trends in musical engagement. Results indicated that (a) the degree of importance attributed to music declines with age but that adults still consider music important, (b) young… CONTINUE READING