This project explored the relationship between socio-cultural experiences and openness to listen to a variety of international music genres. These genres included: Korean Pop, Classical, African Beats, Latin, Tropical, Reggae, Rap, Indian, and Jazz. Participants (n = 298) were recruited online utilizing Mechanical Turk. All participants were eighteen years of age or older. A significant positive correlation was found between socio-cultural experiences and openness to global music genres. Preliminary analysis is discussed for the various components of the socio-cultural exposure scores (cultural experiences). A potential implication of this study is the recognition of the importance of, as well as the relationship between, socio-cultural experiences and individual Openness.
Melissa Brandon (Thesis Director)
Danielle Kohfeldt (Thesis Director)
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Heustis, Britni. (2016). Socio-Cultural Experiences and Openness to Music Genres. In BSU Honors Program Theses and Projects. Item 158. Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/honors_proj/158
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