University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
Rap and hip-hop music are a widely popular and accessible genre of media. Its popularity and controversial lyrics raise questions as to the effects it may have on its audience. This study proposes to investigate the influence of rap and hip-hop music will be correlated with higher mean levels of thin-ideal appearance internalization (INT-GEN), negative attitudes towards women, and cultural expectations of masculinity compared to published normative data. Participants will complete online measures addressing questions about their body image (e.g. drive for muscularity) and attitudes toward women (e.g. objectification and misogyny). Future research should compare the influence of rap and hip-hop music on male and female's self-concept and attitude formation based on the gender of the artist.
Body image in adolescence; Body image in men; Masculinity; Misogyny; Rap (Music); Sex discrimination against women
Community-Based Learning | Musicology | Other Music | Other Psychology | Social Psychology
Influence of rap and hip-hop lyrics on male body image and attitudes toward women.
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