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College Students' Attitudes Toward Music


Abstract The purposes of this study were to examine relationships between three listener characteristics (college major, sex, school music performance experience) and college students' (N = 300) attitudes toward nine types and styles of music. Significant differences (p < .05) were found in favor of music majors (n = 100) toward classical and contemporary classical music, and in favor of non-music majors (n = 200) toward rock music. Females expressed significantly more favorable attitudes than males toward country and spiritual music. Rap received significantly higher ratings from male music majors than from female music majors, and music major and non-music major males gave significantly higher ratings to rock than did their female counterpa... (more)
Created Date 1995/1996
Contributor Buzarovski, Dimitrije (Author) / Humphreys, Jere T. (Author) / Wells, Barrie (Author)
Subject Music Education
Type Text
Language English
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Citation Buzarovski, Dimitrije, Jere T. Humphreys, and Barrie Wells. "College Students' Attitudes Toward Music." PMEA Bulletin of Research in Music Education 21 (fall 1995/96): 20-42.
Note Research journal published by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA).
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