Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Michael Sherer
Dr. Douglas Paterson
This study focused on why a small segment of babyboomer women were fans of the Backstreet Boys. Current literature uses both male and female adolescents as their sample when studying music fandom. There are a few studies using both male and female college students when studying music fandom. This study focused solely on a certain group of baby boomer women as music fans. The reasons for this group of baby boomer women being fans of the Backstreet Boys corresponded with the three main reasons as most fans. Those reasons fall under three broad headings: emotional, cognitive and social. The age of the participants broadened the scope and added new meaning to some of the reasons for music fandom.
Woells, Catherine A., "Baby Boomers And Backstreet Boys: What's The Fascination?" (2003). Student Work. 1591.
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