Document Type : Scientific Research Manuscript


1 Assistant Professor of Social Communication, Communication Department, Social Science Faculty, The University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 PhD Student of Communication, Social Science Faculty, The University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Adolescence is associated with changes in one’s life including his/her behavior, emotions, and mood. One of the issues less studied about adolescents is how they deal with and receive music. Adolescents raised in the religious environment experience challenges in the process of consuming music, with girls finding themselves in a more complex situation. The main purpose of this study is to study adolescent girls' perceptions of music consumption considering their well-being in the religious cultural context. Questions such as: how do they look at the music they consume, what factors affect their perception of it, how they think about music from a religious point of view and how they approach music according to their religious background, are among the research questions.  To answer and finding the factors affecting the reception of music by adolescent girls with religious cultural backgrounds, unstructured interviews were conducted with 23 adolescent girls who have grown up in religious cultural backgrounds and studying in schools with a religious educational approach.  Based on the analysis, 4 comprehensive themes on central issue of this research were identified and it was found that adolescent girls' perception of music is influenced by family, society and how they look at religion, even some see music in the same light as they view religious eulogies.


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