Demonstrating the utility of Egocentric Relational Event Modelling using focal follow data from Congolese BaYaka children and adolescents engaging in work and play

Ellis-Davies, K., Lew-Levy, S., Fleming, E., Boyette, A.H. and Baguley, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-0477-2492, 2020. Demonstrating the utility of Egocentric Relational Event Modelling using focal follow data from Congolese BaYaka children and adolescents engaging in work and play. Field Methods. ISSN 1525-822X (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Temporal aspects of child and adolescent time allocation in diverse cultural settings have been difficult to model using conventional statistical techniques. A relatively new statistical technique, Egocentric Relational Event Modelling (EREM), allows for the simultaneous modelling of activity frequency, duration, and sequencing. Here, EREM is applied to a focal follow dataset of BaYaka forager child and adolescent play and work activities. Results show that, as children age, they engage in less frequent and extended play bouts and more frequent and extended work bouts. Bout frequency and duration were a more sensitive measure for early sex differences than overall time allocation. Sequential patterns of work and play suggest that these activities have real energetic costs for BaYaka children. This paper demonstrates that EREM can reveal stable and variable patterns in child development.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Field Methods
Creators: Ellis-Davies, K., Lew-Levy, S., Fleming, E., Boyette, A.H. and Baguley, T.
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date: 23 May 2020
ISSN: 1525-822X
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 12 Aug 2020 09:07
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2020 09:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40437

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