Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Past research supports the idea that music preferences are significantly predicted by sensation seeking. The current study explored whether disinhibition, thrill and adventure seeking, and openness to experience predict preference for music genre? The data were analyzed using a multivariate linear regression approach. Participants were 103 (27 men, 76 women) undergraduate students at a small, private university in the southeast. The participants listened to fourteen genres of music for twenty seconds each and Zuckerman's Sensation Seeking Scale was administered. The results supported previous research in that high sensation seekers preferred rock or heavy metal music and those lower on the scale preferred classical or Christian music.
BF1 .M63 v. 15 no. 1 2009
Rhodes, Anna Coker and Carden, Randy
"Is personality related to the music I like? A study of music preferences and sensation seeking,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 15:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol15/iss1/3