Shared Reading in retirement: An ethnographic study of the collective dimensions of Shared Reading as mental health promotion

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The transition from the labor market to retirement is a critical phase of life. Men, especially, are at risk of negative mental health effects. Shared Reading may be a promising way to engage older men in health promoting interventions. However, the potential of Shared Reading as health promotion among retired men is yet unexplored. This study investigates the links between collective dimensions of reading and mental health and explores how literary practice may contribute to mental health promotion among newly retired men through the investigation of a Shared Reading intervention. Findings and conclusions will be presented at the conference.
Publikationsdato25. jun. 2021
StatusUdgivet - 25. jun. 2021
Begivenhed17th International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature (IGEL) conference - University of Liverpool (online), Liverpool, Storbritannien
Varighed: 23. jun. 202126. jun. 2021


Konference17th International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature (IGEL) conference
LokationUniversity of Liverpool (online)