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dc.contributor.authorTubaro, Paola
HAL ID: 8184
ORCID: 0000-0002-1215-9145
dc.contributor.authorCasilli, Antonio
HAL ID: 2320
ORCID: 0000-0003-2025-1627
dc.contributor.authorFraïssé, Christèle
dc.contributor.authorMasson, Estelle
dc.contributor.authorMounier, Lise
hal.structure.identifierLaboratoire d'analyse et modélisation de systèmes pour l'aide à la décision [LAMSADE]
dc.contributor.authorRouchier, Juliette
HAL ID: 179063
ORCID: 0000-0002-4022-6720
dc.subjectEating Disordersen
dc.subjectpersonal networksen
dc.subjectonline social networksen
dc.subjectnetwork data collectionen
dc.subjecthealth dataen
dc.subjecthealth behavioursen
dc.subjecteating behavioursen
dc.titleEating disorders in the social web an ego-network analysis approachen
dc.typeCommunication / Conférence
dc.description.abstractenThe recent upsurge of online websites, blogs and forums advocating anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa (“pro-ana” and “pro-mia”) challenges health practitioners and policy makers. While glorifying eating disorders as a lifestyle and even a choice, the authors of these websites often provide fellow sufferers with distinctive forms of emotional and practical support, and may thus have appeal to many.The proposed paper presentation is part of a larger project addressing the role of online and offline social networks in the spread and maintenance of eating disorders, through a sociological comparative study of ana-mia subjects in France and the United Kingdom. Emphasis is on the impact on health and nutrition of computer-mediated communication networks relative to face-to-face social interactions.The paper focuses on the fieldwork methodology, dataset construction and preliminary results. An online survey, due to be in the field shortly, invites users of ana-mia websites to provide information on their online and offline personal networks as well as their health-related advice network, together with control questions on their eating behaviours, health status and IT usage. Network information is elicited through a computer-based participant-aided sociogram drawing tool, through which respondents represent the entire set of their relationships to others as they see it, and obtain an optimised visualisation at the end. The well-acknowledged appeal of network visualisations is used here to improve survey experience and –indirectly- to enhance data quality. The survey is then followed by in-depth interviews, to be held via computer-assisted videoconference tools, to better understand the reasons underlying relational and health behaviours.en
dc.subject.ddclabelCulture et comportementsen
dc.relation.conftitleSunbelt XXXI International Sunbelt Social Networken
dc.relation.confcitySt Pete Beach, Floridaen
dc.relation.confcountryUnited Statesen

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