Values, Norms, and Peer Effects on Weight Status

Peng Nie, Wencke Gwozdz, Lucia A. Reisch, Alfonso Sousa-Poza

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This study uses data from the European Social Survey in order to test the Prinstein-Dodge hypothesis that posits that peer effects may be larger in collectivistic than in individualistic societies. When defining individualism and collectivism at the country level, our results show that peer effects on obesity are indeed larger in collectivistic than in individualistic societies. However, when defining individualism and collectivism with individual values based on the Shalom Schwartz universal values theory, we find little support for this hypothesis.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer2849674
TidsskriftJournal of Obesity
Antal sider9
ISSN2090-0708
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 28 feb. 2017

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