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Social Shedding: Identification and Health of Men's Sheds Users

Ford, Sean; Scholz, Brett; Lu, Vinh

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Objective: Extant research has previously found several benefits of community Men's Sheds. Drawing on social identity theory, we examine the extent to which membership in Men's Sheds can influence the quality of life of Men's Sheds users. Method: We surveyed 322 Men's Sheds users in Australia on 4 quality of life domains and their willingness to take health advice offered at the sheds. Results: Social identity was found to be a significant predictor of physical health, psychological, social...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35445
Source: Health Psychology
DOI: 10.1037/hea0000171

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