Nihilistic adolescents, heavy metal rock music, and paranormal beliefs
Journal/Book: Psychological Reports. 1986; 59: 610.
Abstract: Data from a witchcraft scale completed by 66 adolescents (half of whom were self-identified "stoners" (actively engaged in demonic worship and satanic rituals) indicate that self-identification as a stoner was directly correlated with preference for heavy metal rock music. Significant differences in paranormal beliefs between the 2 were found.
Note: preference for heavy metal rock music & belief in witchcraft & black magic & voodoo; 12 20 yr olds actively engaged in demonic worship & satanic rituals
Keyword(s): Music ; aesthetic preferences; witchcraft ; rites nonreligious; nihilism ; adolescence ; adulthood ; adolescents ; school age children