TYPES OF MUSIC AS CORRELATE OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR AMONG UNDERGRADUATES IN SELECTED UNIVERSITY IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA
Background: There are several assumptions that youth behaviour (good or deviant) is related to the kind of music they listen to, this study therefore has investigated into the type of music and deviant behaviour among undergraduates. Method: Descriptive survey research design was used to examine if any significant relationship exists between choice of music and deviant behaviour amongst undergraduate students. Stratified random sampling method was used to select 269 participants from a private university in Ogun State Nigeria. Data was collected using a self-structured questionnaire that has alpha coefficient reliability of .76. Findings: revealed that the most selected music genre by the students is Hip-hop and the deviant behaviour associated with this genre is tattooing Rap music was observed to be strongly associated with deviant behaviours such as, drug abuse and examination malpractices, a significant relationship exist between Afro-beat and drug abuse. Conclusion: It was therefore concluded that the type of music listen to, is a contributing factor to deviant behaviour. The findings suggest that students should be encouraged to listen to music with lyrics that uphold virtues and musicians should produce music with lyrics that teach morals.
Deviant Behaviour, Music, Musical Genre, Undergraduates, Youth