Title

The Role of Background Characteristics, Music-Listening Motives, and Music Selection on Music Discussion

Publication Title

Communication Quarterly

Publication Date

2013

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/01463373.2013.776986

Keywords

Music Discussion, Music Listening, Music Motives, Music Preference, Opinion Leadership, Two-Step Flow, Uses-And-Gratifications

Disciplines

Communication | Music | Other Communication

Abstract

People listen to music for many different reasons. However, few researchers have examined people's motives for listening to music and the potential social effects of music listening. This study addressed this gap in the communication literature, and employed a uses-and-gratifications theoretical framework. Exploratory factor analyses were used to identify 5 music-listening motives and 7 music genre preferences. In addition, hierarchical regression analysis revealed how antecedents predicted music discussion with others. Possible theoretical implications for both uses-and-gratifications and two-step flow theory were discussed.

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