Obesity-Related Behaviors of Korean Female Adolescents in Their Classroom-Based Peer Networks

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602942
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Obesity-Related Behaviors of Korean Female Adolescents in Their Classroom-Based Peer Networks
Other Titles:
Implications and Innovations in Childhood Obesity [Session]
Author(s):
Chung, Sophia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma
Author Details:
Sophia Chung, RN, schung@ulsan.ac.kr
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study is to examine obesity-related behaviors of female Korean adolescents within a classroom-based peer network Design: A complete social network analysis approach was used. Demographic and behavioral data, including physical activity and eating habits, were obtained from 104 female Korean adolescents aged 16 to 18 from three classrooms in a girls-only high school in Korea. After excluding incomplete answers, network data from 98 adolescents were used for network analysis. Method: Physical activity of adolescents was measured using the International Physical Activity Questionnaires; and the Adolescent Food Habits Checklist for eating habits. Adolescents’ peer-network data were collected by friendship nomination. Using descriptive statistics, the characteristics of the adolescents, the level of physical activities and the eating habits were provided. A sociogram, a graphic display consisting of nodes and lines, was created to represent peer networks in the classroom. Finding: Female adolescents mentioned fewer friends among their nominated peer networks in the classrooms when they were asked about physical activity during or after school, compared to the number of friends who had lunch or snack together. Sociogram, created based on the network data relating to eating, indicated that an adolescent was connected to at least one of the peers in the classroom. Several students functioning as bridges between networks were found in each classroom. Conclusion: For the events relateing to eating, all female adolescents were connected within their classroom-based peer networks; while fewer networks were found for physical activity.   Clinical relevance: Involvement of peers or cliques for intervention would be effective to promote healthier eating habits of female adolescents in Korea. For improvement of the level of physical activity, a classroom-based network approach among female adolescents might be less helpful.
Keywords:
social network analysis; adolescent obesity; peer
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15C19
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleObesity-Related Behaviors of Korean Female Adolescents in Their Classroom-Based Peer Networksen
dc.title.alternativeImplications and Innovations in Childhood Obesity [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorChung, Sophiaen
dc.contributor.departmentGammaen
dc.author.detailsSophia Chung, RN, schung@ulsan.ac.kren
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602942en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study is to examine obesity-related behaviors of female Korean adolescents within a classroom-based peer network Design: A complete social network analysis approach was used. Demographic and behavioral data, including physical activity and eating habits, were obtained from 104 female Korean adolescents aged 16 to 18 from three classrooms in a girls-only high school in Korea. After excluding incomplete answers, network data from 98 adolescents were used for network analysis. Method: Physical activity of adolescents was measured using the International Physical Activity Questionnaires; and the Adolescent Food Habits Checklist for eating habits. Adolescents’ peer-network data were collected by friendship nomination. Using descriptive statistics, the characteristics of the adolescents, the level of physical activities and the eating habits were provided. A sociogram, a graphic display consisting of nodes and lines, was created to represent peer networks in the classroom. Finding: Female adolescents mentioned fewer friends among their nominated peer networks in the classrooms when they were asked about physical activity during or after school, compared to the number of friends who had lunch or snack together. Sociogram, created based on the network data relating to eating, indicated that an adolescent was connected to at least one of the peers in the classroom. Several students functioning as bridges between networks were found in each classroom. Conclusion: For the events relateing to eating, all female adolescents were connected within their classroom-based peer networks; while fewer networks were found for physical activity.   Clinical relevance: Involvement of peers or cliques for intervention would be effective to promote healthier eating habits of female adolescents in Korea. For improvement of the level of physical activity, a classroom-based network approach among female adolescents might be less helpful.en
dc.subjectsocial network analysisen
dc.subjectadolescent obesityen
dc.subjectpeeren
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:39:57Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:39:57Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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