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How teenagers use music to manage their mood: An initial investigation

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posted on 25.02.2013, 07:10 by Katrina Skewes McFerranKatrina Skewes McFerran, Sandra Garrido, Lucy O'Grady, Denise Grocke, Susan Sawyer

Results from a survey of 111 Australian youth self-reporting on the ways that they use music to manage their mood.  Results show that the vast majority of  teenagers used their personally preferred music to improve their mood. A significant relationship was also identified between teenagers who scored as high-risk to psychological distress and a preference for heavy metal music, with a small minority of this cohort feeling worse post- listening


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