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Is group singing special? Health, well-being and social bonds in community-based adult education classes

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Evidence demonstrates that group singing improves health and well-being, but the precise mechanisms remain unknown. Given that cohesive social networks also positively influence health, we focus on the social aspects of singing, exploring whether improvements in health and well-being are mediated by stronger social bonds, both to the group as a whole (collective-bonding) and to individual classmates (relational-bonding). To do so, seven newly-formed community-based adult education classes (fo...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1002/casp.2278

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Journal:
Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology More from this journal
Volume:
26
Issue:
6
Pages:
518–533
Publication date:
2016-07-16
Acceptance date:
2016-06-27
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EISSN:
1099-1298
ISSN:
1052-9284
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pubs:630004
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uuid:0bbac2ff-469a-4388-ba0e-b7b1ec175e2f
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pubs:630004
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630004
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2016-06-27

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