ACM Trans Intell Syst Technol 2013 Jun;4(3)
Institute for scientific Interexchange (I.S.I.) Foundation, 11/C via Alassio, 10126 Torino, Italy.
We employ Add Health data to show that friendship networks, constructed from mutual friendship nominations, are important in building weight perception, setting weight goals and measuring social marginalization among adolescents and young adults. We study the relationship between individuals' perceived weight status, actual weight status, weight status relative to friends' weight status and weight goals. This analysis helps us understand how individual weight perceptions might be formed, what these perceptions do to the weight goals, and how does friends' relative weight affect weight perception and weight goals. Read More