Being in “Bad” Company

@article{Vargas2011BeingI,
  title={Being in “Bad” Company},
  author={R. Vargas},
  journal={Social Psychology Quarterly},
  year={2011},
  volume={74},
  pages={310 - 332}
}
  • R. Vargas
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychology Quarterly
Theories of susceptibility to peer influence have centered on the idea that lower status adolescents are likely to adopt the behaviors of high status adolescents. While status is important, social exchange theorists have shown the value of analyzing exchange relations between actors to understand differences in power. To build on status-based theories of peer influence, this study analyzes power dependence relations in three adolescent friendship groups. Analyzing adolescent interaction as… Expand

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