The big five personality traits and uses of music: A replication in Malaysia using structural equation modeling.

  title={The big five personality traits and uses of music: A replication in Malaysia using structural equation modeling.},
  author={Tomas Chamorro‐Premuzic and Viren Swami and Adrian Furnham and Ismail Maakip},
  journal={Journal of Individual Differences},
The current study set out to replicate and extend a recent paper (Chamorro-Premuzic & Furnham, 2007) on personality and uses of music using structural equation modeling. Responses to questionnaire data from 227 Malaysian university students showed that, in line with our hypotheses, individuals higher in Neuroticism were more likely to use music for emotional regulation (influencing their mood states), Extraversion positively predicted use of music as background or for distraction, and Openness… 

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