Development and validation of the Healthy-Unhealthy Music Scale
Suvi Saarikallio, Christian Gold, Katrina McFerran
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Music is an integral part of life in youth, and although it has been acknowledged that musical behavior reflects broader psychosocial aspects of adolescent behavior, no measurement instruments have been specifically designed for assessing musical engagement as an indicator of adolescent wellbeing and/or symptomatology. This study was conducted in order to develop and validate a scale for assessing musical engagement as an indicator of proneness for depression in youth. METHOD: Items were developed based on the literature and a prior grounded theory analysis and three surveys (N = 54, N = 187, N = 211) were conducted to select, refine, test, and validate the items. Scale structure..View full abstract
Related Projects (1)
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Awarded by Academy of Finland
This study was funded by the Australian Research Council (Project ID DP110102483) and the Academy of Finland (Project ID 136358). The authors have declared that they have no competing or potential conflicts of interest.