Friends: The Role of Peer Influence Across Adolescent Risk Behaviors

@article{Maxwell2002FriendsTR,
  title={Friends: The Role of Peer Influence Across Adolescent Risk Behaviors},
  author={Kimberly A. Maxwell},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  year={2002},
  volume={31},
  pages={267-277}
}
This longitudinal project examined peer influence across five risk behaviors: cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, marijuana use, tobacco chewing, and sexual debut. A total of 1,969 adolescents aged 12–18 years completed two waves of data collection. Each respondent matched behavior data for at least one friend. Results found that a random same sex peer predicts a teen's risk behavior initiation; there is influence only to initiate cigarette and marijuana use; and that there is influence to… Expand
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