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A Systematic Review of the Effects of Music Interventions on the Psychological and Emotional Well-Being of Adolescents With Internet Addiction  

Yoon, Eun Jeong (Department of Music Therapy, Graduate School, Kosin University)
Park, Hye Young (Department of Music Therapy, Graduate School of Church Music, Kosin University)
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Journal of Music and Human Behavior / v.16, no.2, 2019 , pp. 79-108 More about this Journal
The purpose of this study was to systematically examine the effects of music interventions on the psychological and emotional well-being of adolescents with Internet addiction. Electronic databases were searched for combinations of terms related to adolescents, Internet addiction and related disorders, music intervention, and psychological and emotional outcomes. A total of nine studies that were published between 1995 and 2018 were identified and included in the final analysis. Among the included studies, six studies targeted middle school students and included both males and females. For outcome variables, anxiety and self-control were most frequently targeted. The most frequently used genre of music was popular Korean songs. In terms of intervention effects, the studies that used songwriting as a therapeutic technique showed positive results. Only four studies reported a rationale for their interventions and linked interventions to the target goals. This study discusses how music therapy interventions for adolescents with Internet addiction should be designed to effectively address the psychological and emotional issues of this young population.
music intervention; Internet addiction; adolescents; psychological and emotional well-being; systematic review;
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