It takes three: selection, influence, and de-selection processes of depression in adolescent friendship networks.

@article{Zalk2010ItTT,
  title={It takes three: selection, influence, and de-selection processes of depression in adolescent friendship networks.},
  author={Maarten Herman Walter van Zalk and Margaret Kerr and Susan J. T. Branje and H{\aa}kan Stattin and Wim H. J. Meeus},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={927-38}
}
The authors of this study tested a selection-influence-de-selection model of depression. This model explains friendship influence processes (i.e., friends' depressive symptoms increase adolescents' depressive symptoms) while controlling for two processes: friendship selection (i.e., selection of friends with similar levels of depressive symptoms) and friendship de-selection (i.e., de-selection of friends with dissimilar levels of depressive symptoms). Further, this study is unique in that these… CONTINUE READING