Use of music streaming platforms for emotion regulation by international students

Wadley, Greg, Krause, Amanda, Liang, Jiahui, Wang, Zihe, and Leong, Tuck Wah (2019) Use of music streaming platforms for emotion regulation by international students. In: Proceedings of the 31st Australian Conference on Human-Computer-Interaction. pp. 337-341. From: OZCHI'19: 31st Australian Conference on Human-Computer-Interaction, 3-5 December 2019, Perth, WA, Australia.

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Listening to music has always been an emotion-laden experience. Early research involving analog platforms showed that people use recorded music as a resource to manage their emotions, enhancing desired affective states and attenuating unwanted states. More recently, technological advances such as streaming services have made an almost-unlimited selection of music ubiquitously available. This paper examines whether this intensified access to recorded music has afforded new ways of shaping emotion. We studied the practices of international university students, a cohort who face significant stresses and make significant use of digital technology. We found that students actively and routinely use music streaming services to manage their emotional responses to the challenges of studying abroad.

Item ID: 75290
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 9781450376969
Keywords: Emotion regulation, International students, Music listening, Music streaming platforms
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 02:20
FoR Codes: 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3603 Music > 360399 Music not elsewhere classified @ 50%
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520505 Social psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130102 Music @ 40%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology @ 60%
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