‘Finding rhythms made me find my rhythm in prison’: the role of a music program in promoting social engagement and psychological wellbeing amongst prisoners

Kyprianides, A and Easterbrook, M J (2019) ‘Finding rhythms made me find my rhythm in prison’: the role of a music program in promoting social engagement and psychological wellbeing amongst prisoners. Prison Journal. ISSN 0032-8855 (Accepted)

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Abstract

This article presents a mixed method evaluation of the Finding Rhythms (FR) charity music program in UK prisons. Results across two studies (pre-post program questionnaires; interviews) indicate that FR group activities and the development of a shared FR identity lead to positive wellbeing outcomes; and that FR involvement dissolves rivalries between prisoners and provides them with a sense of purpose, that transcends into prison life and beyond. We provide evidence for the social cure properties of the FR group and the music program that promotes social engagement and psychological wellbeing amongst prisoners.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Finding rhythms; prisoners; wellbeing; social identity approach
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Sanjeedah Choudhury
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 11:50
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 13:02
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81906

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