Contextual factors and wellbeing outcomes: Ethnographic analysis of an artist-led group songwriting program with young people
Felicity A Baker, Neryl Jeanneret, Anna Clarkson
PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2018
Group-based therapeutic songwriting has been applied to enhance the wellbeing of young people. Artist-led songwriting experiences have potential to enhance wellbeing of young people but this has not yet been fully explored. Understanding how this activity impacts wellbeing can advance practice. This study offers a music therapy perspective on artist-led group songwriting, highlighting contextual factors that impacted wellbeing outcomes. A two-day artist-led songwriting program with 85 young people was observed. Video footage, ethnographic field notes and artefacts were thematically analysed and produced themes relating to contextual factors and wellbeing outcomes. Three overarching themes re..View full abstract
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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research project was funded by a UNESCO grant (2016), FreeZA funding and the support of Strathbogie, Mansfield, and Mitchell Shire Councils, Victoria, Australia.