Year: 1996 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.26, no.1, (Spring 1996), p.68-70 SIEC No: 19970647

In a sample of 93 undergraduates, preference for country & western music was not associated with depression or suicidal preoccupation as has been suggested by Stack & Gundlach. However, preference for heavy metal music was associated with prior suicidal ideation. Stronger associations were found between music preferences & measures of psychoticism & extraversion. (3 refs.)