Dutch Study Reports Listening To Boybands Linked to Better Behavior?

According to a recent study conducted in the Netherlands, kids who listened to "mainstream" music were more likely to be better students, and less likely to commit crimes later in life.

Remember that this is just one study. I'm not sure I buy it! But I am a fan of the thought that listening to One Direction will help me do better in school…

The study, titled "Early Adolescent Music Preferences and Minor Delinquency" looked at 300 kids from the ages of 12 to 16. Their definition of "mainstream" music included not just hot artists like 1D and Justin Bieber, but also classical music and jazz.

Other types of music, such as hip-hop, punk and trance, didn't seem to have the same correlation with kids.

"Music is the medium that separates mainstream youth from young people who may more easily adopt norm-breaking behaviors," the study concluded.

Do you think that you music you listen to has a correlation to your behavior? Or does your behavior determine your favorite types of music?

I think that if you're not into mainstream music, you should defy these findings! Just because I listen to hip-hop doesn't make me a delinquent. Maybe if they do the study in the U.S., the results will be a little different… Tell me what you think of this all in the comments, or share your thoughts at sweetyhigh.com!