Music fan stereotypes in a South African sample

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  • SDG 11
  • SDG 4
  • Abstract:

    Abstract: The present study aimed to elicit stereotypes about personality characteristics of music genres including those specific to South Africa. Participants were 941 undergraduate students at a South African university. They responded to a number of surveys on their music genre preferences and personality traits. The results indicated that participants hold distinct stereotypes about the personality traits of different music fans which mainly overlap with research from other countries but also differ. This research supports prior findings that intergroup stereotyping occurs as an intergroup phenomenon based on musical preference.