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dc.contributor.authorWaddington-Jones, Caroline*
dc.contributor.authorKing, Andrew*
dc.contributor.authorBurnard, Pamela*
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-17T11:17:45Z
dc.date.available2019-04-17T11:17:45Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-22
dc.identifier.citationWaddington-Jones C., King. A., and Burnard, P. (2019) 'Exploring Wellbeing and Creativity Through Collaborative Composition as Part of Hull 2017 City of Culture'. Frontiers in Psychology. 10(548), pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00548.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1664-1078
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00548
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623674
dc.description.abstractSeveral studies have highlighted the positive effects of group music-making and have suggested that it may be the creative and social aspects of such activities, which have a positive effect on participants’ well-being. Collaborative composition offers strong examples of both aspects as participants work together to create new material. However, although it seems likely that participants’ influence over and ownership of the creative material contributes to these positive effects, studies have yet to examine these elements in detail. Through analysis of video observations, pre- and post-project interviews, video recall interviews, and questionnaires, this article aims to: (1) evaluate the impact of participation in collaborative composition workshops on the subjective and psychological well-being of older adults and (2) identify skills and approaches employed by the composer-facilitators in order to understand more fully the approach and skills employed to engage participants effectively in the creative process. This second aim is of particular interest given the current movement toward social prescribing and arts and health interventions in the UK. Analysis revealed that all dimensions of the PERMA framework for subjective and psychological well-being were present in this collaborative composition project. The specific nature of collaborative composition is considered in comparison with other forms of group musical engagement. For older adults, collaborative composition has much to offer as an activity encouraging social interaction with others with shared interests, increasing positive affect, and enhancing self-esteem. Analysis of workshop videos and interviews with composers identified various facilitation skills employed by the composers to establish safe creative space and to encourage participants to engage in the process of collaborative composition.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe funder for this research study was Paul Hamlyn, via the Performing Rights Society and Sound and Music. Grant account: YAE048.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFrontiersen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00548/fullen_US
dc.subjectWellbeingen_US
dc.subjectCreativityen_US
dc.subjectOlder peopleen_US
dc.titleExploring well-being and creativity through collaborative composition as part of Hull 2017 city of cultureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Hullen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Cambridgeen_US
dc.identifier.journalFrontiers in Psychologyen_US
dc.source.journaltitleFrontiers in Psychology
dc.source.volume10
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-02-26
refterms.dateFOA2019-04-17T11:17:46Z
dc.author.detail785025en_US


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