Music as Mood Regulatory Strategy among Adults and Adolescents
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Music, mood, mood regulation strategy, adults, adolescents


The present study aimed to discover prevalence rate of 29 mood regulatory strategies and demographic differences in mood regulation strategies through music. Self-regulating Strategies of Mood Questionnaire (Thayer, Newman & McClain,  1994), and Music in Mood Regulation Scale (Saarikallio & Erkkila, 2007) were administered (N=600) on adolescents (n=300; age range 13- 20 years) and aduts (n=300; age range 21-35 years). The results indicated music listening and watching TV as most preferred mood regulatory strategy; the most preferred mood regulatory strategies through music were entertainment, revival, and strong sensation. The findings also indicated a significant age, gender, education, and socioeconomic status difference based on music as mood regulation strategies. The findings of the current study can be used for developing different mood regulatory strategies.

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