Auzenne, J. & Manchaiah, V.
Texas Academy of Audiology (TAA) Annual Conference, Houston (USA), October 2015.
Publication year: 2015


Aim: The current study was aimed at understanding the social representation of “music exposure” and “loud music exposure” in adolescents and young adults.

Method: The data was collected from university students aged 18-25 years (N=100). Data was analyzed using a content analysis.

Results: For “music exposure,” a large number of positive actions and emotions were found. For “loud music exposure,” a majority of the responses were negative emotions and actions were found. However, there was also a large number of positive emotions and actions.

Conclusions: The study results provide very useful insights into attitudes of young adults toward music exposure. These findings may have important implications for health education.