Journal article

Augmenting Function with Value: An Exploration of Reasons to Engage and Disengage from Music Listening

AE Krause, S Glasser, M Osborne

Music and Science | SAGE Publications | Published : 2021


Investigations of music in everyday life are dominated by a functional perspective, drawn from work using the theory of Uses and Gratifications. In so doing, we may have neglected to fully appreciate the value people place on music listening. Therefore, the present study considered if, and why, people value music listening and probed instances when they may not want to listen to music in everyday life. A sample of 319 university students residing in Australia (76.50% female, Mage = 20.64) completed an online questionnaire, on which they were asked to provide short responses to open-ended questions directly addressing two research questions. Inductive thematic analysis yielded 13 themes synth..

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