Music training and psychological well-being among early adolescents in Hong Kong

Man Chong LEUNG, Yuen Man Rebecca CHEUNG

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Abstract

Music engagement has long been considered as a medium in altering our emotions (Juslin & Sloboda, 2001). In this study we examined the role of music engagement on adolescent functioning. Adolescence is a period of biological, psychological, and social transformation, when individuals encounter potential increases in mood disruption and emotion dysregulation (Arnett, 1999). Building on the theory of music, mood, and movement (MMM; Murrock & Higgins, 2009), we tested positive emotions as a mediator through which music training affects wellbeing among adolescents in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2016 WFMT.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-423
JournalMusic Therapy Today
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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adolescence

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Leung, M. C., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2017). Music training and psychological well-being among early adolescents in Hong Kong. Music Therapy Today, 13(1), 422-423.