Date of Award
Campus Access Thesis
College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences
Erin Mueller, PhD
hip-hop, perception, authority, music, cognitive psychology
In recent years, the genre of music known as hip-hop has become a prominent facet of popular culture. In light of this societal relevance and the observed perpetual influence of other genres of music, research regarding the perceptual impact of hip-hop has begun to take place. However, little research exists regarding the influence of hip-hop consumption on the listeners’ perceptions of authority figures. This study utilized an online surveying method to determine participants’ hip-hop consumption rates and their views regarding authority. The findings of this study indicated that no correlation exists between hip-hop consumption and perceptions of authority, although a significant difference in perceptions of authority was found between low and high consumers of hip-hop music. Further research should continue to examine the genre’s potential for perceptual influence while also addressing the limitations of this study.
CU Commons Citation
Baurer, Keegan, "The Influence of Hip-Hop on Perceptions of Authority" (2014). Undergraduate Theses. 101.