The Structure of Musical Preferences of Youth: Cross-cultural Perspective

  • Katarina Habe Academy of music, University of Ljubljana
  • Snježana Dobrota Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split
  • Ina Reić Ercegovac Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split
Keywords: musical preferences, cross-cultural study, Slovene and Croatian students

Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the differences in musical preferences between Slovene and Croatian students. The sample consisted of 369 students from Slovenia and 371 students from Croatia. The results show that there are significant differences in musical preferences between Slovene and Croatian students. Furthermore, differences with regard to gender, age and study program were confirmed.

Author Biographies

Katarina Habe, Academy of music, University of Ljubljana

Katarina HABE (habekatarina@gmail.com) has gained PhD in psychology. She works as an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Music. She is an expert in psychology of music, where she combines research mind of psychologist and intuitive mind of musician. She investigates primarily effects of music on human well-being, musical preferences and psychological preparation for optimal musical performance.

Snježana Dobrota, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split

Snježana DOBROTA (dobrota@ffst.hr) is an associate professor at the University of Split, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her main research interests are in the area of didactics of music, intercultural music pedagogy and psychology of music. She published over 100 scientific articles and participated with papers in 50 international scientific and professional conferences.

Ina Reić Ercegovac, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split

Ina REIĆ ERCEGOVAC (inareic@ffst.hr) is an associate professor at the University of Split, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Currently, she is the head of the Chair for Psychology were she teaches several courses in developmental and educational psychology. Her main research interests are in the area of parenting, applied developmental psychology and psychology of music. She published over 50 scientific articles and participated with papers in 30 international scientific and professional conferences.

Published
2018-06-29
How to Cite
Habe, K., Dobrota, S., & Reić Ercegovac, I. (2018). The Structure of Musical Preferences of Youth: Cross-cultural Perspective. Musicological Annual, 54(1), 141-156. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.54.1.141-156
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