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dc.contributor.authorGreenberg, David Men
dc.contributor.authorMüllensiefen, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorLamb, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorRentfrow, Peteren
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-23T14:06:19Z
dc.date.available2015-07-23T14:06:19Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-09en
dc.identifier.citationGreenberg et al. Journal of Research in Personality (2015) Vol. 58, pp. 154-158. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2015.06.002
dc.identifier.issn0092-6566
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/249030
dc.description.abstractThere is little research on the role of personality in musical expertise. We address this gap in the literature by using data from a large national study (N = 7,870) to examine how scores on 10 facets of the Big Five dimensions of personality predicted self-reported musical sophistication and performance on two behavioral tests (melodic memory and rhythm perception). Personality predicted musical sophistication even after controlling for demographic variables and musicianship, with Openness to Aesthetics the best trait predictor. Substance use also predicted musical sophistication for various subscales and the behavioral tests. These findings replicated in both musician and non-musician subgroups.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank Robert R. McCrae for his helpful comments on an earlier draft. Data collection was made possible by the LabUK research unit of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/*
dc.subjectmusicen
dc.subjectsophisticationen
dc.subjectpersonalityen
dc.subjectperceptionen
dc.subjectsubstance useen
dc.subjectbig fiveen
dc.subjectexpertiseen
dc.titlePersonality Predicts Musical Sophisticationen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the accepted manuscript of a paper published in the Journal of Research in Personality (Greenberg DM, Müllensiefen D, Lamb ME, Rentfrow PJ, Journal of Research in Personality, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2015.06.002). The final version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2015.06.002en
prism.endingPage158
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Research in Personalityen
prism.startingPage154
prism.volume58en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.jrp.2015.06.002en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-06-09en
dc.contributor.orcidLamb, Michael [0000-0002-6792-3526]
dc.contributor.orcidRentfrow, Peter [0000-0002-9068-2118]
dc.identifier.eissn1095-7251
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2017-06-09


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