Sedentary behaviour and psychosocial health across the life course

Smith, Lee and Hamer, Mark (2018) Sedentary behaviour and psychosocial health across the life course. In: Sedentary Behaviour Epidemiology. Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health . Springer, Cham, pp. 311-318. ISBN 978-3-319-61552-3

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Psychosocial health is broadly defined to include psychological and social-psychological outcomes, interlinked with socioeconomic factors. Psychosocial health has been shown to be strongly associated with self-rated health, longevity, and heart disease. This chapter will summarise and explain the literature on sedentary behavior and psychosocial health across the life course, with a focus on the psychosocial domains bullying/ victimization, self-esteem, pro-social behavior, and mental disorders (bipolar disorder, anxiety, stress). In summary, the majority of literature is in young people and has focused on concepts such as self-esteem and pro-social behavior, suggesting an inverse relationship with sedentary behavior. Limited research has focused on these concepts in adults. The existing literature should be interpreted in light of limited gold standard experimental data.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: psychosocial, sedentary, screen time
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Lee Smith
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 08:06
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:11

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