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[A group of adolescents and its attitude towards loud music]

Author(s): Rodríguez Feijoo, N., Shufer de Paikin, M. L., Calvo de Couget, L.

Journal/Book: Acta Psiquiatr Psicol Am Lat. 1987; 33: 153-6.

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to measure attitudes towards loud music and to evaluate the influence of some variables on such attitudes. The scale of attitudes towards loud music was administered to a sample of 173 sixteen-year old subjects. The majority of the adolescents show neutral or favorable attitudes towards loud music. The sex and environmental noise variables have a non significant influence on this attitude. The majority of the sampled group attend dancing places (clubs, discotheques, etc.) once or twice a month and sometimes listen to loud music at home or at friends' home. Finally, adolescents showing favorable attitudes attend dancing places or listen to loud music more often than those showing unfavorable attitudes. This paper is a first approach to a deeper research to evaluate the possibility of modifying experimentally the attitude towards loud music by means of a message displaying both physical and psychological damage this fashion has caused.

Note: Carrera del Investigador Científico del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) Buenos Aires Argentina.

Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior|. Attitude|. Loudness Perception|. Music|

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