4 Analysis and Evaluation of Social Contagion of Physical Activity in a Group of Young Adults 1

@inproceedings{Arajo20184AA,
  title={4 Analysis and Evaluation of Social Contagion of Physical Activity in a Group of Young Adults 1},
  author={Eric Fernandes de Mello Ara{\'u}jo and Anh Vu Tran and Julia S. Mollee},
  year={2018}
}
It is known that opinions, attitudes and emotions spread through social networks. Several of these cognitions influence behavioural choices. Therefore, it is assumed that the level of physical activity of a person is influenced by the activity levels of the people in its social network. We have performed an experiment with 20 participants between 19 and 28 years old, measuring their physical activity levels for 30 days, in order to observe if there is a contagion effect due to the relationships… CONTINUE READING