The present study explored the relationship between personality traits, preferences towards specific musical genres, attitudes and beliefs about various lifestyle and leisure activities. The study was conducted on a group of 91 Italian students from “Kore” University, aged between 19 and 37 (M = 23.70; SD = 3.71), of which 71 boys and 20 girls. Participants completed the following instruments: an ad hoc questionnaire to identify attitudes and beliefs about various lifestyle and leisure activities; Big-Five Questionnaire 2; and Short Test of Music Preferences. Results indicated that participants listened to music more often than any of the other activities (for example watching television, reading books, and watching movies) across all the situations. Confirming the literature, data underlined that younger participants seemed to manifest a higher preference toward pop music than older ones. Data underlined that attitudes and beliefs about various lifestyle and leisure activities seemed to influence personality traits; furthermore, analyses showed the presence of a correlation between personality traits and music preferences. Results confirmed that music preferences are at least as important as or more important than the other seven domains, supporting our belief that music is an important part of people’s lives.

Music preferences, lifestyle, leisure activities and personality traits. A cross-sectional research on a group of Italian

Pellerone M
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Iacolino C;
2018

Abstract

The present study explored the relationship between personality traits, preferences towards specific musical genres, attitudes and beliefs about various lifestyle and leisure activities. The study was conducted on a group of 91 Italian students from “Kore” University, aged between 19 and 37 (M = 23.70; SD = 3.71), of which 71 boys and 20 girls. Participants completed the following instruments: an ad hoc questionnaire to identify attitudes and beliefs about various lifestyle and leisure activities; Big-Five Questionnaire 2; and Short Test of Music Preferences. Results indicated that participants listened to music more often than any of the other activities (for example watching television, reading books, and watching movies) across all the situations. Confirming the literature, data underlined that younger participants seemed to manifest a higher preference toward pop music than older ones. Data underlined that attitudes and beliefs about various lifestyle and leisure activities seemed to influence personality traits; furthermore, analyses showed the presence of a correlation between personality traits and music preferences. Results confirmed that music preferences are at least as important as or more important than the other seven domains, supporting our belief that music is an important part of people’s lives.
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