• Publications
  • Influence
Homophily, Selection, and Socialization in Adolescent Friendships
  • D. Kandel
  • Psychology
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 September 1978
Longitudinal sociometric data on adolescent friendship pairs, friends-to-be, and former friends are examined to assess levels of homophily on four attributes (frequency of current marijuana, use,
Epidemiology of depressive mood in adolescents: an empirical study.
Lowest levels of adolescent depressive mood correlated with high levels of attachment both to parents and to peers, and sex differences in depressive mood in adolescents may be accounted for by masked depression and increased delinquency among boys as compared with girls.
Stages in adolescent involvement in drug use
Two longitudinal surveys based on random samples of high school students in New York State indicate four stages in the sequence of involvement with drugs: beer or wine, or both; cigarettes or hard
The natural history of drug use from adolescence to the mid-thirties in a general population sample.
There was no initiation into alcohol and cigarettes and hardly any initiation into illicit drugs after age 29, the age at which most use ceased, and Cigarettes are the most persistent of any drug used.
Antecedents of adolescent initiation into stages of drug use: A developmental analysis
The social psychological antecedents of entry into three sequential stages of adolescent drug use, hard liquor, marihuana, and other illicit drugs, are examined in a cohort of high school students in
The Parental and Peer Contexts of Adolescent Deviance: An Algebra of Interpersonal Influences
Estimates of the relative influence of peers and parents on adolescents' drug use and other forms of deviance have inflated the importance of peers and underestimated the influence of parents.
Stages of progression in drug involvement from adolescence to adulthood: further evidence for the gateway theory.
Age of onset and frequency of use at a lower stage of drug use are strong predictors of further progression, and progression to illicit drugs among men is dependent upon prior use of alcohol.
Drug and Drinking Behavior Among Youth
The spread in the use of marihuana and other illicit drugs in the popula­ tion represents one of the most striking and best documented instances of social change during the last decade. Repeated
On processes of peer influences in adolescent drug use: a developmental perspective.
  • D. Kandel
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Advances in alcohol & substance abuse
  • 1985
Data from longitudinal studies of adolescents carried out over the last ten years are reviewed to provide an integrated and dynamic perspective on the nature of friendships and processes of peer