Publications and presentations
Below an overiew of the MyMovez-research publications and presentations:

  • van Woudenberg, T. J., Bevelander, K. E., Burk, W. J., Smit, C. R., Buijs, L., & Buijzen, M. (2019, June). Promoting adolescents physical activity through social network interventions. Paper presented at the Sunbelt conference of the International Society for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Montreal, Canada. Download presentation (PDF)
  • Buijs, L., Smit, C. R., Bevelander, K. E., van Woudenberg, T. J., Burk, W. J., & Buijzen, M. (2019, June). The impact of video blogs on children’s unhealthy eating and drinking. Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Smit, C. R., De Leeuw, R. N.,  Buijs, L., Bevelander, K. E., van Woudenberg, T. J., Burk, W. J., & Buijzen, M. (2019, June). An intervention promoting children’s water consumption using their social networks. Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Bevelander, K. E., van Woudenberg, T. J., Burk, W. J., Smit, C. R., Buijs, L., & Buijzen, M. (2019, June). The reciprocal relationship between parents’and peers’ social norms and physical activity. Paper presented at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Prague, Czech Republic.
  • van Woudenberg, T. J., Bevelander, K. E., Burk, W. J., Smit, C. R., Buijs, L., & Buijzen, M. (2019, June). Simulated social network interventions to promote physical activity: Who should be the influence agents? Paper presented at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Prague, Czech Republic. Download presentation (PDF)
  • Buijzen, M. Bevelander, K. E., Burk, W. J., van Woudenberg, T. J., Smit, C. R., & Buijs, L. (2019, May). Social network intervention to promote a healthy lifestyle among youth. Presented at the International Communication Association (ICA), Washington DC, USA. Download presentation (PDF)
  • van Woudenberg, T. J., Bevelander, K. E., Burk, W. J., Smit, C. R., Buijs, L., & Buijzen, M. (2018, October). Testing a social network vlog intervention to promote physical activity among adolescents: A randomized controlled trial. Paper presented at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), Londen, United Kingdom. Download presentation (PDF)
  • Bevelander, K. E., van Woudenberg, T. J., Burk, W. J., Buijs, L., Smit, C. R., & Buijzen, M. (2018, October). A longitudinal study of friends’ and parents’ social norms on physical activity. Paper presented at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), Londen, United Kingdom. Download presentation (PDF)
  • Smit, C. R., de Leeuw, R. N. H., Bevelander, K. E., Burk, W. J., Buijs, L., van Woudenberg, T. J., & Buijzen, M. (2018). An integrated model of fruit, vegetable, and water intake in young adolescents. Health Psychology, 37(12), 1159-1167. Download paper (word)
  • Bevelander, K. E., Smit, C. R., van Woudenberg, T. J., Buijs, L., Burk, W. J., & Buijzen, M. (2018). Youth’s social network structures and peer influences: Study protocol MyMovez project – Phase I. BMC Public Health, 18:504. Check out paper (open access)
  • van Woudenberg, T. J., Bevelander, K. E., Burk, W. J., Smit, C. R., Buijs, L., & Buijzen, M. (2018). A randomized controlled trial testing a social network intervention to promote physical activity among adolescents. BMC Public Health, 18:542. Check out paper (open access)
  • Franken, S. C. M., Smit, C. R., & Buijzen, M. (2018). Promoting water consumption on a Caribbean island: An intervention using children’s social networks at schools. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(4), 713. Check out paper (open access)
  • van Woudenberg, T. J., Bevelander, K. E., Burk, W. J., Smit, C. R., Buijs, L., & Buijzen, M. (2017, November). A Randomized Controlled Trial Testing a Social Network Intervention to Promote Physical Activity Among Adolescents by using Smartphones. Paper presented at the European network for the promotion of Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA), Zagreb, Croatia. Download presentation (PDF)
  • van Woudenberg, T. J., Burk, W. J., Bevelander, K. E., Smit, C. R., Buijs, L., & Buijzen, M. (June, 2017). Social network intervention to
    promote physical activity in youth.
    Project presented at the Behavioral Science Institue Day, Berg en Dal, the Netherlands. Download presentation (PDF)
  • Buijs, L., Bevelander, K. E., Rozendaal, E., Smit, C. R., van Woudenberg, T. J., & Buijzen, M. (June, 2017). The role of motivation and ability in children’s energy balance-related behaviors. Poster presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Victoria, BC, Canada. Download poster (PDF)
  • van Woudenberg, T. J., Burk, W. J., Bevelander, K. E., Smit, C. R., Buijs, L., & Buijzen, M. (June, 2017). Similarity of physical activity in youngsters’ social networks: Selection or Influence? Paper presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Victoria, BC, Canada. Download presentation (PDF)
  • Bevelander, K. E., Buijs, L., Smit, C. R., van Woudenberg, T. J., & Buijzen, M. (June, 2017). Dilemmas and possibilities of investigating energy-balanced related behaviors with the Wearable Lab. Paper presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • Bevelander, K. E., Burk, W. J., Buijs, L., Smit, C. R., van Woudenberg, T. J., & Buijzen, M. (2018). A  longitudinal study of friends’ and parents’ norms on core and non-core snack food intake.  Abstracts/Appetite, 130, 298.
  • Franken, S. C. M., Smit, C. R., & Buijzen, M. (2017, June). The promotion of water drinking behaviors among children in a Caribbean island: A social network randomized control trial. Poster presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Victoria, BC, Canada. Download poster (PDF)
  • Fernandes de Mello Araujo, E., Simoski, B., van Woudenberg, T. J., Bevelander, K. E., Smit, C. R., Buijs, L., & Buijzen, M. (2018). Using simulations for exploring interventions in social networks: Modeling physical activity behaviour in Dutch school classes. In 8th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH 2018) (pp. 1-12). Check out paper
  • Bevelander, K. E., & Buijzen, M. (May, 2017). Contagious power of influence agents: How can social influence agents promote a healthier lifestyle via social media? Project presented at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Download presentation (PDF)
  • van Woudenberg, T. J., Bevelander, K. E., Burk, W. J., Smit, C. R., Buijs, L., & Buijzen, M. (October, 2016). Assessing influence of peer interaction on physical activity among youth by measuring peer proximity with mobile technology. Paper presented at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), Bangkok, Thailand. Download presentation (PDF)
  • Bevelander, K. E., Buijs, L., Smit, C. R., van Woudenberg, T. J., & Buijzen, M. (April, 2016). Preliminary findings of the MyMovez-project: Factors related to children’s healthy and unhealthy snack intake. Poster presented at the British Feeding and Drinking Group (BFDG), Teddington, United Kingdom. Download poster (PDF)
  • Smit, C. Burk, W. J., Bevelander, K. E., de Leeuw, R.N.H., Buijzen, M. (2016). How do influence agents successfully promote health behaviours? Abstracts/Appetite, 107(677e694), 692.
  • van Dijk, J.W., Bevelander, K. E., Woudenberg van, T. (2015, November). Het gebruik van mobiele technologie ter bevordering van fysieke activiteit en gezondheid. Workshop in: Gymmen in de toekomst. Arnhem, the Netherlands. Download presentation (PDF)
  • van Woudenberg, T. J., Bevelander, K.E., Burk, W.L., Smit, C.R., Buijs, L., & Buijzen, M. (October, 2015). MyMovez: Health campaign using wearables. In P. E. Ketelaar, Contemporary challenges in personalized advertising. Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Download presentation (PDF)
  • van Woudenberg, T. J. (October, 2015). Social network implemented health campaign to promote physical activity among youth. Project present at the Bahavioural Science Institute’s PhD Day: Prevention and intervention with children and adolescents. Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Download presentation (PDF)
  • Smit, C. R., de Leeuw, R. N. H., Karssen, L. T., Burk, W. J., & Buijzen, M. (2015, June). Peers can promote water drinking. The question is: How do they do it? Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Brighton, United Kingdom.


Student projects
In the MyMovez-project several students also contributed to the project. Below an overview of their work:

  • Hendriks, S. (2018). Children’s non-core consumption: Role of peer context. (Unpublished thesis). Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Download abstract (PDF)
  • Nanne, A. (2017). A motivation and ability intervention to increase teens’ fruit and vegetable intake. (Unpublished thesis). Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Download abstract (PDF)
  • Hendriks, S. & Sutantapreede, A. (2017). Personality traits of children and young adolescents who take a prominent place in their social networks. (Unpublished thesis). Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Download abstract (PDF)
  • Hoogstraten, M. L., & Weijers, R. J. (2017). The effects of norm messages, social comparison tendency and body esteem on healthy and unhealthy food intake. (Unpublished thesis). Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Download abstract (PDF)
  • Keijzer, R., Schabbink, K., van Raa, N., Tijhuis, T., Nijenhuis, E., & Huisman, M. (2017). Een focusgroeponderzoek naar de wijze waarop jongeren (12-14 jaar) gemotiveerd kunnen worden om gezond te eten en drinken via social media images. (Unpublished student project). Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Download infographic (PDF)
  • Dubois, T., Heijting, D., Hendrix, J., Schaap, L., van Son, S., & Wiegerinck, M. (2017). Een focusgroeponderzoek naar de wijze waarop jongeren (12-14 jaar) gemotiveerd kunnen worden om te sporten en bewegen via social media images. (Unpublished student project). Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Download infographic (PDF)
  • Algermissen, J., & Wachner, J. (2016). Messages tailored to people’s locus of control affect healthy food intake. (Unpublished thesis). Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Download abstract (PDF)
  • Habraken, K., Moerman, H., Nguyen, L., Oude Alink, R., Rijkaart, A., & Sijlmans, S. (2016). Snoep verstandig eet een appel. Een focusgroeponderzoek naar het stimuleren van gezond eet- en drinkgedrag bij kinderen (13-14 jaar) via persuasieve boodschappen in de MyMovez-applicatie. (Unpublished student project). Download infographic (JPEG)
  • Kessels, S., Klemans, E., Willems, N., van den Heuvel, M., Westerbaan, R., & Damink, L. (2016). Tijd om te gaan sporten en bewegen. Een focusgroeponderzoek onder kinderen (7-10 jaar) naar de inhoud en vorm van persuasieve boodschappen in de MyMovez-applicatie. (Unpublished student project). Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Download infographic (JPEG)
  • van den Broek, N., & Karssen, L. (2015). The mechanisms underlying a social network-implemented health intervention promoting water consumption among children. (Unpublished thesis). Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Download abstract (PDF)
  • Jongen, J. E. M. (2015). Comparing procedures for selecting peer motivators to spread health messages within their social network: A cluster-randomized controlled trial. (Unpublished thesis). Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Download abstract (PDF)
  • van Pinksteren, M. (2015). Peer influence on children’s water consumption: A longitudinal study on the moderating roles of self-control and self-monitoring. (Unpublished thesis). Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Download abstract (PDF)