Music-listening in everyday life: devices and choice

Krause, Amanda, North, Adrian, and Hewitt, Lauren (2015) Music-listening in everyday life: devices and choice. Psychology of Music, 43 (2). pp. 155-170.

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Abstract

Utilizing the Experience Sampling Method, this research investigated how individuals encounter music in everyday life. Responding to two text messages sent at random times between 8:00 and 23:00 daily for one week, 177 participants completed self-reports online regarding their experience with any music heard within a two-hour period prior to receipt of the message. Overall, the radio, mobile MP3 players, and computers featured prominently. Detailed analyses revealed significant patterns in device usage based on time of day; ratings of the music in terms of choice, liking, arousal, and attention; mood; and the perceived consequences of the music. While feeling lethargic associated with recorded music broadcasted in public, in contrast personal music collections promoted contentment. Similarly, devices allowing for personal input were met with positive consequences, like motivation. The current findings imply that the greater control that technology affords leads to complex patterns of everyday music usage, and that listeners are active consumers rather than passive listeners.

Item ID: 64286
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1741-3087
Keywords: choice, everyday life, experience sampling method, listening device, music
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2013 Accepted version available under a CC BY-NC-ND license.
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 03:28
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 70%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950101 Music @ 30%
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