Year: 1993 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.32, no.3, (May 1993), p.530-535 SIEC No: 19930500

Students from 2 randomly chosen high schools completed self-report questionnaires on preferred music types & messages in the music. Information was also gathered on suicide ideation, deliberate self-harm, depression & delinquency. Significant associations appear to exist between a preference for rock/metal & suicidal thoughts, acts of deliberate self-harm, depression, delinquency, drug taking & family dysfunction. This was all particularly true for girls. (34 refs.)