The role of music preferences in early adolescents' friendship formation and stability.

@article{Selfhout2009TheRO,
  title={The role of music preferences in early adolescents' friendship formation and stability.},
  author={Maarten H W Selfhout and Susan J. T. Branje and Tom ter Bogt and Wim H. J. Meeus},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={
          95-107
        }
}
The present study examines the role of similarity in music preferences in the formation and discontinuation of friendships over a 1-year period. Questionnaire data were gathered from 283 Dutch same-sex mutual best friends (mean age=12.97) in two waves with a 1-year interval. Results show consistent evidence for high similarity in specific music dimensions among friends at both waves. Moderate similarity was found in the overall patterning of preferences for music genres at both waves, even… CONTINUE READING
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