Evidence for strong immediate well-being effects of choral singing – With more enjoyment for women than for men

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dc.contributor.author Sandgren, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-03T06:31:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-03T06:31:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20916
dc.description.abstract Choral singing as a leisure activity is associated with increased well-being effects. It is also known that women engage more often in singing activities than men do. The objective of the study was to investigate how emotional states vary on pre and post measurements of a regular choral rehearsal in groups of female and male choral singers. Participants were 212 individuals (women n=152, men n=60) from eleven choirs (amateur n=6, advanced n=5). Results showed that in accordance with the literature on emotions and gender, women reported significantly more positive emotional states than men did related to participating in a regular choral rehearsal. However, few differences were found. Moreover, descriptive data pointed at a pattern of gender differences. Women and men reported similar levels of negative emotions, but varied more in changes of positive emotional states on pre and post measurements. The absence of gender differences might be due to the fact that this group of choral singers had been engaged in choral singing for many years and therefore, their experiences and expectations of choral rehearsals were similar. en
dc.format.extent 475-479
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other Choral singing en
dc.subject.other well-being en
dc.subject.other gender differences en
dc.title Evidence for strong immediate well-being effects of choral singing – With more enjoyment for women than for men en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2009411317
dc.identifier.conference ESCOM 2009 : 7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music

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