I Was A Teenage Rebel.....
Posted by: Coco ()
Date: January 23, 2013 01:48AM

And so were a lot of you, apparently :)

According to the Toronto Star, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics is the ?rst to provide evidence that an early preference for different types of noisy, rebellious, nonmainstream music genres is a strong predictor of concurrent and later minor delinquency.

"We were stunned ourselves," said Dr. Tom Ter Bogt of Utrecht University in the Netherlands said. "We checked it over and over again."

Research showed that "early preferences are more important predictors of later delinquency compared with developing preferences for deviant music (i.e., increases in liking of nonmainstream music across adolescence did not indicate more delinquency at age 16). Speci?cally, adolescents with a strong early preference for music types that have been labeled as deviant (hip-hop, heavy metal, gothic, punk, and techno/hardhouse) were more engaged in minor delinquency in late adolescence."

Ter Bogt told the Toronto Star: "What we believe happens if you have this taste for rebellious music, noisy music, it brings you in contact with other kids with the same type of music taste and you are contaminated by the behaviour in that group.

"If you listen to classical music or jazz, overall these kids tend to behave far less dramatically."

He added: "I would suggest to parents if your 12-year-old child listens to very, very noisy music, rebellious music, be aware of what kinds of friends he or she brings to the house."

Read more from the Toronto Star

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SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
I Was A Teenage Rebel.....354 Coco 01/23/2013 01:48AM
Re: I Was A Teenage Rebel..... 187 rocknut 01/23/2013 02:53AM
Re: I Was A Teenage Rebel..... 174 Robert Evans 01/23/2013 04:55AM
Re: I Was A Teenage Rebel..... 150 Ydde 01/23/2013 05:30PM
Re: I Was A Teenage Rebel..... 142 Scott Watson 01/23/2013 08:11PM
Re: I Was A Teenage Rebel..... 123 Chazz 01/24/2013 02:31AM
Re: I Was A Teenage Rebel..... 109 Scott Watson 01/24/2013 08:03PM
Re: I Was A Teenage Rebel..... 112 rocknut 01/24/2013 08:52PM


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