"I value music so much more": The impact of COVID-19 on the value of music listening

Krause, Amanda, Osborne, Margaret, Glasser, Solange, and McKenzie, Sabrina (2022) "I value music so much more": The impact of COVID-19 on the value of music listening. In: [Presented at the SEMPRE 50th Anniversary Conference]. From: SEMPRE 50th Anniversary Conference, 2-3 September 2022, London, UK.

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This study explores people’s contemporary (and technologically-mediated) listening practices while accounting for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It extends our previous work (Krause et al., 2021) which explored young adults' consideration of the value of music listening. Previously, almost one-third of participants stated that music listening was an activity they valued and appreciated because of its beauty and/or the enjoyment they received from listening, suggesting respondents placed value in music listening as a ‘means in and of itself’ – a phrase supported by philosophical and ethical considerations of intrinsic value. Our previous data acknowledged music’s intrinsic value, irrespective of tandem extrinsic motivations they may have had for using music to fulfill various functions. Recent studies have found that during the COVID-19 pandemic, young adults consumed more media content (music listening, television, social media, video games) as a coping mechanism due to significant restrictions on movement. Therefore, in this study we interrogate whether the value young adults attribute to music listening has changed during the pandemic, and if so, how? We asked participants (N = 153; Mage = 19.74, SDage = 3.01) to complete an online survey. A thematic analysis of open-text survey responses is currently underway. These findings will advance our understanding not only of the impact of the pandemic, but also on how individual music listening practices and experiences are valued.

Item ID: 75919
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: social and applied psychology of music, music psychology, psychology of music, everyday music listening, music practices, value, covid-19, musicovid
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Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 23:11
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520505 Social psychology @ 60%
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3603 Music > 360399 Music not elsewhere classified @ 40%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology @ 60%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130102 Music @ 40%
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