Disentangling social selection and social influence effects on adolescent smoking: the importance of reciprocity in friendships.

@article{Mercken2007DisentanglingSS,
  title={Disentangling social selection and social influence effects on adolescent smoking: the importance of reciprocity in friendships.},
  author={Liesbeth Mercken and Math J.J.M. Candel and Paul Willems and Hein de Vries},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2007},
  volume={102 9},
  pages={
          1483-92
        }
}
AIMS The goal of this study was to examine social selection and social influence within reciprocal and non-reciprocal friendships, and the role of parents and siblings, as factors explaining similarity of smoking behaviour among adolescent friends. A new social selection-social influence model is proposed. DESIGN Longitudinal design with two measurements. SETTING Data were gathered among Dutch high school students in the control group of the European Smoking prevention Framework Approach… CONTINUE READING

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