Psychological context of choral singing
This systematic review discusses the psychological context of choral singing. It focuses especially on the benefits of choral singing, on the relation between choral singing and well-being. These targets are mapped based on the analysis of research studies. 17 research studies (quantitative and also qualitative) were included in the systematic review and analyzed in detail. Results of these research studies show positive benefits of choral singing in a non-clinical population, clinical population (benefits for some health problems – e.g. mental disorders, neurological disorders, cancer), for prisoners. On the basis of listed research studies, choral singing may be considered as a beneficial leisure time activity. Choral singing has also a therapeutic effect and may assist in the resocialization of some disadvantaged groups. Recommendations for further research of choral singing are also given in the systematic review.
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Keywordschoral singing, benefits of choral singing, well-being
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