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ERIC Number: EJ1068302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
Tuning in While Growing Up: Messages Adolescents Receive from Popular Music Regarding Relationships
Scott Glass, J.; Curtis, Russ; Thomas, George M.
Journal of School Counseling, v3 n7 2005
Music has long been important to adolescents. It is one way they can express themselves and find a voice to represent the special circumstances they experience as young people. It is also known that love and romance are an important part of the adolescent experience (Paul & White, 1990). So, what messages do adolescents learn about relationships through popular music? This article examines the romantic themes present in the top songs from the past 20 years of popular music, and presents ideas about how this information can be used by school counselors working with adolescents.
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Language: English
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