Mitchell Centre Seminar Series
|Dates:||18 October 2017|
|Times:||16:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
Glasgow Quantitative Methods Group
University of Glasgow.
Network, school and country variation in adolescents’ health behaviour: a multilevel analysis of data from six European Cities.
Individual adolescents often display similar health behaviour to their friends. But is this similarity stronger for the friendship network or for the school each individual attends; and does the extent of this similarity vary by country? Understanding the relative share of these variations is useful for targeting interventions on improving health. This study decomposes similarity for smoking, drinking, cannabis use, and physical activity at the individual, network, school, and country levels via a social network survey in 50 schools in six medium-size European cities. The nature and extent of variations in health behaviour were estimated with the Multiple Membership Multiple Classification (MMMC) Model for binary responses. The results suggest that smoking and drinking are best addressed at the network level, cannabis consumption at the network and country levels, and physical activity at the country level. This is co-authored work with Vincent Lorant (Louvain) and Matthias Richter (Halle-Wittenberg).
Organisation: University of Glasgow
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