| Published: December 25, 2019
Exploring the relationship between music engagement and music function with emotion and psychological well-being
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.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2019, A Upadhyay & S Mittal
Received: September 15, 2019; Revision Received: December 17, 2019; Accepted: December 25, 2019
Published in Volume 07, Issue 4, October-December, 2019