On a study performed in 2005 to assess media use of 8- to 18-year-olds in the United States, Roberts et al reported that on a given day, 85% of 8- to 18-year-olds listen to music.
Although time devoted to listening to music varies with age group, American youth listen to music from 1.5 to 2.5 hours per day.
Music provides entertainment and distraction from problems and serves as a way to relieve tension and boredom.
Some studies have reported that adolescents use popular music to deal with loneliness and to take control of their emotional status or mood.
A teenager's preference for certain types of music could be correlated or associated with certain behaviors.
A content analysis of the top 10 CDs performed by the National Institute on Media in 1999 revealed that each of these CDs included at least 1 song with sexual content.These data support the idea that the prevalence of music-listening in adolescents may be even higher than that of television viewing.The reason for this is that popular music is present almost everywhere, from the supermarket to the mall, often as background music.Scheel and Westefeld A study performed to explore the possible effect of heavy metal music containing either sexually violent or nonviolent lyrics on males' attitudes toward women revealed that those exposed to heavy metal music, with either sexually violent or nonviolent lyrics, showed significantly more negative stereotyped attitudes toward women than those in a group instead exposed to classical music.men who listened to misogynistic lyrics showed increased aggressive responses toward women as well as a more negative perception of them.
performed a study in 1997 at an adolescent clinic, and their results suggested that probably the best predictor of risk in adolescents related to music is their self-report of negative feelings or emotions when listening to any type of music.