Social networks have been recognised as an important factor for enhancing the health of people and communities. Bridging social capital, characterised by numerous and varied weak ties, exemplifies a particular type of network that can help people reach their goals and improve their health. This study seeks to contribute to the evidence base on the use of positive social networks for young people’s health by exploring the importance of club participation in predicting the health and health-related behaviours of 15-year-old girls and boys across Europe and North America.
- community health
- social networks
- North America
- social capital
Zambon, A., Morgan, A., Vereecken, C., Colombini, S., Boyce, W., Mazur, J., Lemma, P., & Cavallo, F. (2010). The contribution of club participation to adolescent health: evidence from six countries. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64, 89-95. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2009.088443