Journal article

Music listening in everyday life: Devices, selection methods, and digital technology

AE Krause, AC North

PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

Two studies considered whether psychological variables could predict everyday music listening practices more than those demographic and technology-related variables studied predominantly hitherto. Study 1 focused on music listening devices, while Study 2 focused on music selection strategies (e.g. playlists). Study 1 indicated the existence of a one- dimensional identity based on music technology. Further, psychological variables (such as innovativeness and self-efficacy) predicted whether individuals possess such an identity. Moreover, while psychological variables predicted whether individuals preferred ‘familiarized’ advantages inherent to listening devices, a preference for ‘progressive’..

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