Analysis of the value of folk music intangible cultural heritage on the regulation of mental health


Hui Ning


Frontiers in Psychiatry




This paper proposes an approach based on the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) by studying the value of ICH to explore the value of the ICH of folk music on mental health and its safeguarding measures. Additionally, a questionnaire survey is conducted on the value of the ICH of folk music among college students. The Tibetan Guozhuang dance and music in the ICH are taken as the object. The students’ awareness, participation, and effects on physical and mental health, emotional regulation, and stress regulation are investigated, to study the safeguarding value of folk music. The survey results reveal that in the process of participating in the folk art of Tibetan Guozhuang dance, 41.8% of the students consider it very useful for emotional regulation and stress relief, and 46.31% believe it is useful. 36.95% of the students feel that it is very useful for the development of mental health, and 49.75% think it is useful. This indicates that a total of 86.7% of the students believe that the dance is helpful to the development of students’ mental health. And most of the students are in a happy mood when participating in the dance. Among them, 71.7% of the students say that they are elated, and 66.98% feel that they are excited. It illustrates that as a young group, the students are fond of folk art, but they lack the cognitive approach. Finally, the safeguarding suggestions and implementation paths are put forward in view of the existing problems of the ICH of folk music. The research can provide a research reference for the safeguarding of the ICH of folk music. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2023 APA, all rights reserved)

Music and Health Institute Terms

Mental Health; Stress; Stress Management; Emotional Functioning; Subjective Measures; School Setting; Young Adults; Music Medicine; Music in Combination with Other Techniques

Indexed Terms

Mental Health; mental health; Stress; awareness; Awareness; emotional regulation; Emotional Regulation; folk music; intangible cultural heritage; participation; Participation; physical health; Physical Health; safeguarding; stress regulation

Study Type

Quasi-Experimental Study; Quantiative Methods

Document Type