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Vinja, Marino. (2018). Music in Mood Regulation. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Butković, Ana].

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The aim of this research was to examine differences in mood regulation through music in relation to gender and musical engagement, as well as the relationship between this type of regulation, age, and base affect. Music in Mood Regulation Scale (Saarikallio, 2008) measures seven mood regulation strategies and general mood regulation through music affinity expressed as a total score. The scale was translated, and the research was conducted online, N=297. Factor analysis revealed a single factor presumed to be a general mood regulation through music affinity. Two items were excluded from further analyses and the reliability of the currently used scale is α=.93. No gender differences were found in total score, but women used the entertainment strategy more often. Compared to nonmusicians, musically engaged participants regulated mood through music more often and preferred the strong sensations strategy. No interactions of gender and musical engagement were found for either total score or any of the subscales. Using music for mood regulation decreased with age, as well as using entertainment, discharge and diversion strategies. Amount of listening to music positively correlated with all subscales and total score, while importance of music was positively correlated to total score and all strategies, except discharge. Mental work, diversion, strong sensations, revival strategies, and total score positively correlated with positive affect, while the discharge strategy was the only one to positively correlate with negative affect. Suggestions concerning future use of the translated scale are noted.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: music, mood regulation, affect
Subjects: Psychology > Opća psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Butković, Ana
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 07:13
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 07:13

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