The relationship between materialism and the amount of time African-Americans spend listening to rap music and watching rap videos at Tennessee State University

Antoinette M James, Tennessee State University

Abstract

To date, few studies have empirically examined the relationship between materialism and the amount of time African-Americans spend listening to rap music and watching rap videos. This study explored that relationship in more detail and took a more in depth look at the underlying effects of elevated materialism through observational learning. Interested student-volunteers attended one of many scheduled group testing sessions. Each participant received a packet, containing an informed consent form, a brief demographic questionnaire, and two materialism scales. The hypotheses were correct. Those participants who had been exposed to more rap music and videos scored higher on the materialism scales than those student-volunteers who had not. ^

Subject Area

Psychology, Behavioral

Recommended Citation

Antoinette M James, "The relationship between materialism and the amount of time African-Americans spend listening to rap music and watching rap videos at Tennessee State University" (2008). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1461700.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI1461700

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