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Stephanie T. Jong
Flinders University
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Published on Nov 1, 2016in Leisure Studies 1.38
Stephanie T. Jong2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Flinders University),
Murray Drummond16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Flinders University)
AbstractWhile previous studies have investigated online health communities and health-seeking behaviours, less attention has been directed at the growing impact of the online fitness movement. This paper draws on the concept of biopedagogies to examine the messages transmitted within fitness culture on social networking sites (SNSs), and their role as a channel for health and fitness information. To explore this, a multi-method approach was conducted. The two methods included a netnography (onli...
Stephanie T. Jong2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Flinders University),
Murray Drummond16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Flinders University)
ABSTRACTAt an age identified as the period with the most intense focus on appearance, and where young girls are establishing their identity, it appears that social networking site (SNS) interactions are playing a pivotal role in determining what is, and what is not, socially endorsed. This paper draws on data obtained during five separate focus group interviews with a total of 28 middle school aged girls from three South Australian schools. Results indicated that feedback from other SNS users wa...
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