The Influence of Dancehall Music in Today's Society

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Theme: The music industry.
Topic: The negative effect of dancehall music on the younger generation. Thesis: Although dancehall music has positive effects on the younger generation its negative effects outweighs the positive effects and is manifested mainly through the generally explicit, sexual and violent content of the music. This in turn negatively impact the younger generation leading them to embrace immoral sexual behaviours, encouraging violent behaviours and negatively influencing other aspect of their social values, speech and dress. Rationale: Dancehall, a highly rated Jamaican genre of music which is among one of the strongest influence on the younger generation and has also my behaviour as a young person. It is with this view in mind that I have decided to conduct a research on the impact of dancehall music on their attitude and behaviour. I am also pursuing a course in sociology in which this research will greatly help me completing in this course. It is also my short term dream to pursue a career in Psychology so this research will therefore help me in gaining experience in the field.

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Dancehall music in today’s society exposes young people to immoral sexual behaviours. Such kind of immoral sexual behaviour is due to the stimulating effect of sexual music our children gravitate towards. This raises much public health and policy concerns, especially in an era where first sexual debut is at the mean age of 11.4 years for boys and 12.8 years for girls in Jamaica according to statistics. The study, which centered on contraceptive use among adolescents, revealed that a number of children aged nine to 17, identified popular music as the main influence for experimenting with sex. Also in a 2009 Jamaican study, it shows that school children were more drawn to heavily tint public buses with lewd dancehall music in which female students would often sit in the laps of male students and engage in sexual activities....
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