SNA

Offline social support and depressive symptoms as factors associated with online gaming friendships

**Introduction:** Video games are becoming a part of everyday life; 65% of Americans report playing some form of video game daily. Many public health professionals are concerned with mental health side effects, citing greater risk for depressive …

Using network analysis to conduct a system-wide program evaluation within a university

**Objective:** To conduct a system-wide assessment using social network analysis (SNA) to examine how 14 important issues (e.g., consent; racism) are addressed through education, training, and programming at a university. **Methods:** Evaluators …

Depressive symptoms associations with online and in person networks in an online gaming community: a pilot study

**Purpose:** Increases in video game use have led to mental health concerns, citing greater risk for depressive symptoms (DS) and reduced “in-real-life” (IRL) social involvement. However, recent studies have uncovered potential social benefits to …

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

**BACKGROUND and PURPOSE** Adolescents’ physical activity (PA) behaviors are greatly impacted by their social environment. Peer support is associated with increased time engaging in vigorous levels of PA and increased positive perceptions of PA for …

Adolescent physical activity, self-efficacy, and friendships at summer care programs

**BACKGROUND and PURPOSE** Physical activity (PA) attainment is associated with many health and developmental benefits for adolescents. Unfortunately, many adolescents are significantly less active in the summer. Summer care programs (e.g., Boys and …

Social support, depressive symptoms, and online gaming network communication

The increase of videogame use has raised concerns regarding mental health of gamers (e.g., social isolation, depression); however, online gaming may offer the benefit of social connectivity. Many games provide ways for people to meet and interact, …

Social network analysis in child physical activity and sedentary behavior research: A systematic literature review

**Background:** Regular physical activity (PA) has many benefits for children and adolescents, yet many do not meet PA recommendations. Social context is important for promoting or discouraging PA among children and adolescents. This review aimed to …

The Spread and Utility of Social Network Analysis across a Group of Health Behavior Researchers

Social network analysis (SNA), both as theory and methodology, is a powerful framework for delimiting and studying health behaviors. Using SNA allows scholars to answer new research questions, innovatively investigate the social and systemic contexts …

Impact of social networks, mental health, and sobriety on exercise within a collegiate recovery community

Exercise is especially beneficial for individuals recovering from addiction. In addition to improved physical, emotional, and mental health, exercise is linked to long-term recovery for those overcoming addiction. With nearly 10% of college students …

Social networks, group exercise, and anxiety among college students

**Objective:** This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between group exercise membership, social network characteristics, and general state anxiety in a sample of college students. **Participants:** 490 undergraduates from a private university …