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Collective participation and social identification: A study of the individual, interpersonal and collective dimensions of attendance at the Magh Mela.

Grant reference: RES-062-23-1449

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Participation in mass gatherings can benefit well-being : longitudinal and control data from a North Indian Hindu pilgrimage event
We report questionnaire data from a longitudinal survey of a sample of pilgrims who attended a large Hindu pilgrimage event and a sample of comparable others who did not. We found that the well-being of those attending the event improved in comparison with those who did not. This implies that participation in collective events can be benefeical for well-being.

Primary contributor

Author Shruti Tewari

Additional contributors

Co-author Sammyh Khan
Co-author Nicholas Hopkins
Co-author Narayanan Srinivasan
Co-author Stephen Reicher

Additional details

Article reference: e47291
Public Library of Science
17 October 2012
PLoS one