SNA

Implications of race and ethnicity for child physical activity and social connections at summer care programs

Latinx and African American children are disproportionately affected by obesity and often do not engage in enough physical activity (PA) to yield health benefits. Because children are less active during the summer compared to the school year, summer …

Longitudinal network analysis of online gaming communication: Implications for depressive symptoms and social support

Video games are becoming part of everyday life for Americans despite public health concerns for social isolation and depressive symptoms (DS). Preliminary studies show gamers may be compensating for a lack of in-real-life (IRL) support with online …

Sex Differences in Play Networks and Self-Reported Physical Activity Among Children at Summer Care Programs

This study examined sex differences in child friendship networks relative to summer care programs and associations with self-reported physical activity (PA) across summer. Children (n=182; mean age = 9.93 years; SD = 1.28) at two summer care programs …

Depressive symptoms, developing friendships, and social support through online gaming: A mixed-method analysis of online gaming network communication

**Purpose:** Online gaming offers avenues to connect with others producing social capital especially for individuals lacking in-real-life (IRL) social support; however, there is concerns related to mental health and depressive symptoms (DS). …

Perceived physical activity competence spatial autocorrelation among adolescent friendship networks at a summer care program

**Introduction:** Latinx and African American children are disproportionately affected by obesity and often do not engage in enough physical activity (PA) to yield health benefits. Because children are less active during the summer compared to the …

Will you play with me? Changes in frequency of active play with social network for Mexican-heritage children participating in a father-focused health program

**BACKGROUND and PURPOSE** Child physical activity (PA) and active play are beneficial for physical, mental, and emotional health; however, very few children meet PA guidelines to attain health benefits. Unfortunately, Latinx children report lower …

Differences in active play networks and self-reported physical activity among children at summer care programs

**BACKGROUND and PURPOSE** Despite many health benefits, children engage in significantly less physical activity (PA) in summer with noted disparity between sexes. Summer care programs involve structured opportunities for PA, especially among …

Sport participation associations with child friend selection and physical activity while at summer care programs

Child physical activity (PA) declines during summer reducing PA-related health benefits. Summer care programs (e.g., Boys & Girls Clubs) can promote active play while providing opportunities for friendships. Sport participation is a positive …

Online gaming network communication dynamics, depressive symptoms, and social support: longitudinal network analysis

**Purpose:** Video games are becoming part of everyday life for most Americans despite public health concerns for social isolation and depressive symptoms (DS). Preliminary studies show gamers may be compensating for a lack of in-real-life (IRL) …

The importance of interdisciplinary frameworks in social media mining: An exploratory approach between Computational Informatics and Social Network Analysis (SNA).

**Background:** Social media content is one of the most visible sources of big data and often used in health studies to draw inferences about various behaviors. Though much can be gleaned from social media data and mining, the approaches used to …