Effects of Explicit Music Lyrics to the Cebu Technological University – Danao Campus Students
Music has been one of the sources of entertainment for people. It has created a significant impact on every individual who listens to it. Over the years, the explicitness of the music lyric content has become more evident, creating havoc in the community. The majority of the student respondents in Cebu Technological University Danao Campus have stated their fondness for listening to lyrical music; thus, the researchers conducted a study to find out if the explicitness of the music lyrics affects their behavior, sexual attitude, personality, and emotion by assessing their perceived level of agreement of the effects of explicit music lyrics. This research study used a descriptive quantitative approach using a survey research method. The survey questionnaires were administered to 376 participants, which is the sample mean of the whole college to be logically assumed as the representative of the entire population. The data gathered were thoroughly analyzed through the use of weighted mean, percentage frequency, One-way Analysis of Variance, and Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficient. The study's findings show that respondents remember songs by their lyrics, understand the song's lyrical content, agree with the lyrics presented in their favorite song/s, and are exposed to explicit lyrics. Respondents also agree that explicit music lyrics affect personal factors such as behavior, sexual attitude, personality, and emotions. A person's perceived level of effect of explicit music lyrics is significantly correlated to age, status as a music lover, and level of interest in music and not the gender of a person. Through these findings, the researchers developed recommendations for the awareness of the potential effects explicit music lyrics might bring, and to lessen the increasing public sexualized and unfiltered music for its impact on consumers is of great importance.
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