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Music and well-being: a transformative consumer research perspective

Sinclair, Gary orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-2181-7736 and Tinson, Julie (2021) Music and well-being: a transformative consumer research perspective. Journal of Marketing Management, 37 (15/16). pp. 1605-1623. ISSN 0267-257X

While much is known about the therapeutic qualities of music, less is understood about its impact on well-being from a holistic perspective. To address this limitation, this study examines how music is used as a resource to manage all aspects of well-being: physical, mental, intellectual and social. Adopting a transformative consumer research perspective, the researchers partnered with community organisations and participants in the design of the research. This study explores experiences of older adults (60–81) and adolescent teenagers (15–17) in Ireland over a seven-month period, using interviews, participant observation of intergenerational music workshops, and participant music diaries to explore this phenomenon. Findings place emphasis on the role of intergenerational social well-being in addition to the role of music in pain management, structuring the everyday, providing purpose, confronting death/uncertainty, and the management of identity formation/loss. Suggestions for social policy and future research are also explored.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Transformative consumer research; well-being; music consumption; participatory research; intergenerational research
Subjects:Business > Marketing
Humanities > Culture
Social Sciences > Adult education
Social Sciences > Identity
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1080/0267257X.2021.1945661
Copyright Information:© 2021 The Authors. Open Access (CC-BY 4.0)
ID Code:26762
Deposited On:11 Mar 2022 15:25 by Gary Sinclair . Last Modified 11 Mar 2022 15:25

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