ERIC Number: EJ1078069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Predicting Alcohol, Cigarette, and Marijuana Use from Preferential Music Consumption
Oberle, Crystal D.; Garcia, Javier A.
Journal of Drug Education, v45 n2 p113-125 Jun 2015
This study investigated whether use of alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana may be predicted from preferential consumption of particular music genres. Undergraduates (257 women and 78 men) completed a questionnaire assessing these variables. Partial correlation analyses, controlling for sensation-seeking tendencies and behaviors, revealed that listening to conventional music (pop, country, and religious genres) was negatively correlated with cigarette smoking (p?=?0.001) and marijuana use (p?<?0.001). Additionally, listening to energetic music (rap or hip-hop and soul or funk genres) was positively correlated with marijuana use (p?=?0.004). The only significant predictor of alcohol use was country music, with which it was positively correlated (p?=?0.04). This research suggests an especially harmful influence of energetic music on marijuana use.
Descriptors: Smoking, Alcohol Abuse, Music, Music Activities, Marijuana, Prediction, Predictive Validity, Preferences, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Correlation, Online Surveys, Behavior Patterns, Student Behavior, Social Influences, Student Attitudes
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