Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Wellbeing affects an individual’s functioning regarding personal, interpersonal, social, and overall wellbeing (Tennant et al., 2007). This study investigated the wellbeing of mental health among African American college-aged men by reading hip-hop and rap lyrics (Gonzalez & Hayes, 2009). The study explored the effects of reading hip-hop and rap lyrics on Black and African American college-aged men's wellbeing. Through peer review articles, this study investigated the effects of reading hip-hop and rap lyrics on the wellbeing of Black and African American college-aged men. The researcher identified the lack of research on wellbeing and marginalized communities, specifically Black and African American college-aged men. The purpose of this dissertation, consisting of a systematic review and one multiple single baseline case study was to: (a) provide an overview of current empirical research utilizing hip-hop and rap in counseling, (b) create a manual to assist with implementing hip-hop and rap as a treatment intervention, and (c) test the effectiveness of the treatment intervention to assist counselors with a new culturally-relevant intervention to increase well-being in Black and African American college-aged men. The systematic review identified current research that utilizes and implements hip-hop and rap music through empirical studies with suggestions, different populations, and outcomes. The intervention can be implemented with Black and African American college-aged men to improve overall well-being. The researcher used a single case research, specifically the multiple baseline design with visual analysis, to determine if there was an effect when the intervention was implemented.
Jefferson, L. M.(2023). The Effects of Hip-Hop and Rap Music Intervention to Improve the Wellbeing of Black and African American Men. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/7298