SECTION 1: ROLE OF MUSIC IN YOUR LIFE

 
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Dear Participant

Welcome to the International Music Survey.

Please answer these questions as honestly as possible using the provided rating scales by marking the appropriate number. Please remember, there are no right or wrong answers. We are interested in your personal opinion on these issues.

Thank you very much for your help and cooperation.

* 1. In the following section we are interested in how you experience and use music in everyday life. Please indicate the degree to which each of the following statements applies to your experience with music from “1 – not at all” to “7 – to a great extent”.

To what extent do these statements apply to your experience with music?

  not at all does not apply to me rather doesn't apply somewhat rather applies to me applies to me to a great extent
Music gives me the spirit to go through activities and daily chores with much more energy and passion.
Listening to music with friends is a way of sharing good old memories of our lives.
Some music makes me want to dance.
Music is very important in the process of developing my values.
Music gives me energy to go through the day.
Music is a means of venting my frustration.
Listening to a particular song can remind me of past events.
I usually listen to music that goes somewhat with my political beliefs.
I spent time listening to music with my friends.
Music in the background keeps the ambience warm and cosy when I meet my friends.
Listening to music is a good way to entertain myself.
I believe good music should convey emotions.
Through music I can regulate my emotions.
Music helps me to have more friends.
Music makes me calm.
Music is a reflection of a country's culture and history.
My personal development was positively influenced by music.
I identify with a particular music scene.
The right song and atmosphere can bring me a sense of detachment from this world.
In some cases music has been the main reason for my friendship with certain people.
I enjoy listening to music.
Music helps me to focus.
Through music I know that somebody else feels the same emotions as I do.
If a songs describes exactly how I feel, then I don't feel so lonely with my emotions anymore.
Music is what alleviates my frustration.

* 2. To what extent do these statements apply to your experience with music?

  not at all does not apply to me rather doesn't apply somewhat rather applies to me applies to me to a great extent
In many situations I need music in the background.
The topic music comes up in conversations with my friends.
Music helps me to form friendships with people through similar musical taste.
Music creates a nice environment in social settings.
I use music to indulge in certain moods I'm in.
I can keep my focus on a task while listening to the right music.
Somehow music steers my approach to life and my values.
Music allows me to have a common interest with my family.
Songs can give comfort to me when I'm sad.
The music of my country represents an image of my country to the outside world.
Music helps me to cope with crisis.
Music makes us - me and my friends - feel truly united and as one.
Whatever I do, I listen to music in the background.
Some pieces of music remind me of phases of my life.
Listening to music is a way to have fun.
Some songs are so powerful that they are able to bring tears into my eyes.
Music can be a great stress reliever.
I need music in the background while doing something else.
For me music is a way of expressing myself.
Music makes me forget about reality.
Going to concerts and listening to records is a way for me and my friends to get together and relate to each other.
Music is emotion flowing in sound.
Music keeps my mind off the outside world.
We live these moments of true connection when I listen to music or go to concerts with my friends.
I enjoy listening to music with my family/relatives.

* 3. To what extent do these statements apply to your experience with music?

  not at all does not apply to me rather doesn't apply somewhat rather applies to me applies to me to a great extent
It's important to me that music transports feelings.
Feelings conveyed in a song can make my heart melt.
Through listening to music I can let off steam.
I share my lifestyle with other people who like the same kind of music.
My favourite music is often political.
I meet with friends and listen to good music.
I can indulge in my emotions listening to particular music.
Music seems to reduce stress.
Listening to music allows me to concentrate.
Music plays an important role in shaping and reflecting my personal identity.
Our shared music taste is something that brings my family together.
Some songs pluck my heartstrings.
Through music my friends and I can commemorate happy past moments together.
Without music I couldn't cope with many life situations.
Through music I can belong to a group of people who like the same kind of music as I do.
Music sets the vibes when I hang out with my friends.
Music enhances the mood I'm in.
Music plays an important role in my life as a means of political engagement.
I like dancing to certain music.
The music in my country is part of building our identity.
I like talking to my family about music.
It creates a stronger bond to friends if I share musical taste with them.
I like to go dancing, and the type of music is essential for this.
Music gives me the feeling that there is someone who understands me.
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