Murray, M and Crummett, A (2010) 'I don't think they knew we could do these sorts of things': social representations of community and participation in community arts by older people. Journal of Health Psychology, 15 (5). 777 -785. ISSN 1461-7277

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As people age the character of their social relationships change. There is evidence that older people who reside in disadvantaged communities often experience social isolation, which in turn has been found to be associated with a variety of health problems. This article reports the initial findings from a participatory arts project with a group of older residents of a disadvantaged urban community. It describes how the older residents represented their community and how they perceived the community arts intervention.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aging, Art Therapy, Female, Humans, Male, Mental Recall, Middle Aged, Poverty Areas, Quality of Life, Residence Characteristics, Self Concept, Social Environment, Social Identification, Urban Population, Vulnerable Populations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 15:51
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 08:53

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