Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Conventional rock star lives? : celebrity musicians and drug use careers : a psychosocial study
Authors: Aquilina, Alexandra (2008)
Keywords: Rock music -- Malta
Drug abuse -- Malta
Psychology -- Malta
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Aquilina, A. (2008). Conventional rock star lives? : celebrity musicians and drug use careers : a psychosocial study (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: This dissertation explores the drug use careers of celebrity musicians. The concept of career is used to identify the contingencies which contribute to the onset of drug use and subsequent commitment and desistance among this rarely researched group. By exploring contingencies such as family, friends, societal reaction, coping and individual characteristics, this study aims to shed more light on the link between drug use and celebrity musician status. Theoretical thematic analysis guided the study's analytical strategy. Secondary data sources, namely authorised biographies of world renowned musicians were used during the data collection process. The afore-mentioned contingencies to varying extremes, were found to contribute to the development of the selected cases' self-concept and moreover to the progression of their drug use careers. The study concludes with a re-appraisal of its major outcomes and forwards recommendations for future research.
Description: B.PSY.(HONS)
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacSoW - 1997-2010
Dissertations - FacSoWPsy - 1993-2010

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted Access
2.41 MBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.