Lived Lyrics: How Teen Girls Use Music to Create Identity
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Girls, Identity, Music, Teens
Film and Media Studies | Music
This qualitative study of teenage girls uses social cognitive and social identity theory as the analytical lenses to determine how, if at all, the girls use music to create their identities. Conducting in-depth interviews with teen girls (N=17), the findings suggest that girls listen to music to build relationships (with music, the artist, and family and friends) and create expression. These two themes influence how the girls interpret the world and their role in that world.
Del Rosso, Teressa Leigh, "Lived Lyrics: How Teen Girls Use Music to Create Identity" (2012). Media Studies - Theses. Paper 1.
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