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| Published: December 25, 2019

Exploring the relationship between music engagement and music function with emotion and psychological well-being

Mr. Ashutosh Upadhyay

Student, B.A. (H) Applied Psychology, Amity Institute of  Behavioural and Allied Sciences, Amity, Amity University, Lucknow Campus, Uttar Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ms. Shalini Mittal

Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Behavioural and Allied Sciences, Amity, Amity University, Lucknow Campus, Uttar Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.057/20190704

DOI: 10.25215/0704.057

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This study examined the relationship between music engagement, music function, music emotion, and psychological Well Being. A sample of 60 young adults (18-30years, M = 22.7 years) completed measures of the above constructs and data were analysed via correlations. Significant correlations were found between music engagement and emotion of the individuals; music engagement and psychological wellbeing; Music function and emotion of an individual; music function and music engagement but a negative correlation between music function and psychological wellbeing. The findings also show a significant positive correlation among the different variables and there dimensions. Music listening mainly served as a ‘source of pleasure and enjoyment’ and which ‘calms, motivates, or reminds of past events’. Based on the findings, psychological benefits of music and music therapy has been discussed.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.057/20190704

10.25215/0704.057

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 4, October-December, 2019