Being in “Bad” Company

  title={Being in “Bad” Company},
  author={R. Vargas},
  journal={Social Psychology Quarterly},
  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… CONTINUE READING
    10 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper.

    The fairness identity and the emergence of inequality.
    • 3
    Beyond Networks in Structural Theories of Exchange: Promises from Computational Social Science
    • 17
    • PDF
    Estimating Heterogeneous and Hierarchical Peer Effects on Body Weight Using Roommate Assignments as a Natural Experiment
    • 30
    Maturity and experience in domestic burglar crime scene behaviour


    A reconsideration of parental and peer influences on adolescent deviance.
    • R. H. Aseltine
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Journal of health and social behavior
    • 1995
    • 395
    Parenting practices and peer group affiliation in adolescence.
    • 723
    • PDF
    Moderators of Peer Contagion: A Longitudinal Examination of Depression Socialization Between Adolescents and Their Best Friends
    • M. Prinstein
    • Medicine, Psychology
    • Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53
    • 2007
    • 170
    • PDF
    An ecological analysis of peer influence on adolescent grade point average and drug use.
    • 314
    Delinquent Peers Revisited: Does Network Structure Matter?1
    • D. Haynie
    • Psychology
    • American Journal of Sociology
    • 2001
    • 899
    Homophily, Selection, and Socialization in Adolescent Friendships
    • D. Kandel
    • Psychology
    • American Journal of Sociology
    • 1978
    • 1,364
    A status value theory of power in exchange relations
    • 305