The Relationship Between Personality Traits and Preference for Musical Genres Among Students of Redeemer’s University, Ede.

ThankGod, U. Ocheho, Lanre, F. Babalola


The study examined the relationship between personality and preference for musical genres among students of Redeemer’s University, Nigeria. It was reasoned that if a correlation was found it may benefit psychologists working with young people, specifically providing a greater understanding of how their personality relates with their choice of music. The study was conducted using quantitative method, that is the use of questionnaires to collect data. The Big Five Inventory (BFI) was used to assess participants personality type and a modified version of the sample test of musical preference (STOMP) were administered to participants. The participants were selected using convenient sampling and consisted of 200 university students studying at Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state Nigeria. Pearson Product Moment Correlation, Independent sample t test and Multiple Regression were used to analyzed the data. The result of this study indicated that there was a significant relationship between personality trait and preference for musical genres. There was no significant difference between male and female on preference for musical genres. Age was found not to be associated with preference for musical genres. Finally, factors influencing musical genres was found to predict preference for musical genres. Implications for educators and further research are discussed.

Keywords: Music, genre, personality, student.

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