Assignment #6 Attitude about Rap on Age Category Controlling for Respondent’s Race Samuel R. Morris SOWK 300 Tuskegee University Friday, October 1, 2010

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Bivariate Table Table 1 Attitude About Rap By Age of R (%) ______________________________________________________________________________ R’s Age Group ____________________________________________________________ Rap 18-29 30-39 40+ Total ______________________________________________________________________________ Like Dislike Rap Other Totals 9.8 45.1 45.1 100 1.7 44.2 54.0 100 1.0 55.1 44.0 100 2.9 50.5 46.6 100

(N) (19) (24) (56) (100) _____________________________________________________________________________ Source: SPSS Crosstab Rap by Age Categories Bivariate Hypothesis: Since the early 1980’s, Rap music has become a major part of the

American society. Based on the data, people between the ages of 18-29 enjoy rap music more (9.8%) than people who are 40 years of age and over (1.0%). The data also shows that ages 1829 has the highest percentages of dislikes amongst rap music (45.1%) and ages 40 and above have a percentage of 55.1% who dislike rap music. Based on the data, more people dislike rap music (50.5%) than those who like rap music (2.9%). Bivariate Discussion: The data above really shocked me. Most people believe may believe that young people like rap music; however, the data shows that there are a large percentage of people who dislike rap music. When thinking about this, why are we seeing these numbers? I believe that people dislike rap music because of how it sounds or what it may contain. I was not surprise that people over 40 dislike rap music because it is not a part of their culture, but I was surprise that young people also disliked rap music.

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Multivariate Table Table 2 Attitudes About Rap By Age of R (%) Controlling for R’s Race (%) ______________________________________________________________________________ Age of R ______________________________________________________________________________ White Respondents Rap Like Dislike Rap Other Totals 18-29 7.8 46.1 46.1 100 30-39 .7 45.7 53.6 100 40+ .7 55.7 43.6 100 Total 2.0 51.5 46.5 100

(N) (18) (24) (58) (100) ______________________________________________________________________________ Black Respondents Like Dislike Rap Other Totals 23.7 42.1 34.2 100 10.3 33.3 56.4 100 1.2 51.2 47.6 100 8.7 44.7 46.6 100

(N) (24) (24) (52) (100) ______________________________________________________________________________ Source: SPSS Crosstab Rap by Age Categories Multivariate Hypothesis: Based on the data above, there are more Black Respondents than White Respondents who like rap music. For the White Respondents, only 7.8% (ages 18-29) who like rap music compared to 23.7% of Black Respondents (ages 18-29) who like rap music. Looking at the data again and in that same age group, 45.1% of White Respondents dislike rap

music compared to 46.1% of Black Respondents. Looking at the overall data, only 2.0% of Whites like rap music whereas 8.7% of Blacks like rap music. Multivariate Discussion: The data above showed some very interesting findings. Depending on the age category, there will be more White Respondents who like rap than Black Respondents – or vice versa. The data also showed that rap music is cultural to Black Respondents than White Respondents. One thing that I did found interesting that the numbers for both Black and White Respondents (ages 18-29) dislike rap music as well. Both respondents have a high number of dislikes for rap music and to me this was very interesting. Multivariate Graph