Summer Physical Activity and Friendships

This project is funded by the Baylor University Research Committee in collaboration with two Boys & Girls Clubs to examine the role of summer care on friendship and physical activity over a summer. This longitudinal study aims to add to the literature surrounding the decrease in activity over summer and elaborate on the role friends play in physical activity behavior. The role of sex and gender will also be examined in the differences in friend groups and activity may change as children move through adolescence.

Resources and Briefs

COVID and The Club: Conversations with Boys & Girls Club Leaders on providing services during COVID-19

A social network analysis approach to group and individual perceptions of child physical activity

Social network effects on child self-reported physical activity at summer care programs

Responsibilities:

  • Grant Writing

  • Data Collection

  • Social Network Data Analysis

  • Manuscript Preparation

  • Community Partner cultivation and reporting

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Tyler Prochnow, PhD
Assistant Professor

My research interests include social network analysis and health behavior.

Publications

Summer is a time of reduced physical activity (PA) for children; however, summer care programs (SCPs) can provide opportunities for …

Latinx and African American children are disproportionately affected by obesity and often do not engage in enough physical activity …

This study examined sex differences in child friendship networks relative to summer care programs and associations with self-reported …

Child physical activity (PA) declines during summer reducing PA-related health benefits. Summer care programs (e.g., Boys & Girls …

Child physical activity (PA) is influenced by social environment. Self-perception and perception of others’ behaviors may impact health …

Purpose: This study investigates the possible association between adolescent friendship networks and perceived physical activity skill …

Talks

BACKGROUND and PURPOSE Despite many health benefits, children engage in significantly less physical activity (PA) in summer with noted …

Introduction and Objectives Many adolescents attain significantly less physical activity (PA) in the summer. Summer care programs …

Introduction: Adolescent physical activity (PA) is associated with many health benefits; yet, many adolescents are less active during …

Introduction: Adolescent physical activity (PA) is associated with many health benefits; yet, many adolescents are less active during …

BACKGROUND and PURPOSE Adolescents’ physical activity (PA) behaviors are greatly impacted by their social environment. Peer support is …

BACKGROUND and PURPOSE Physical activity (PA) attainment is associated with many health and developmental benefits for adolescents. …
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