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ERIC Number: EJ793353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Heavy Metal and Hip-Hop Style Preferences and Externalizing Problem Behavior: A Two-Wave Longitudinal Study
Selfhout, Maarten H. W.; Delsing, Marc J. M. H.; ter Bogt, Tom F. M.; Meeus, Wim H. J.
Youth & Society, v39 n4 p435-452 2008
This study examines (a) the stability of Dutch adolescents' preferences for heavy metal and hip-hop youth culture styles, (b) longitudinal associations between their preferences and externalizing problem behavior, and (c) the moderating role of gender in these associations. Questionnaire data were gathered from 931 adolescents between the ages of 11 and 18 years in two waves with a 2-year interval. Results suggest that preferences for heavy metal and hip-hop youth culture styles are moderately stable over a 2-year period. Preference for the hip-hop style was found to predict later externalizing problems in both boys and girls. Preference for the heavy metal style predicted later externalizing problems exclusively in boys. Adolescents' externalizing problems did not predict later preferences for hip-hop or heavy metal. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands