Peer and parental influences on adolescents' substance use: a path analysis.

@article{Webster1994PeerAP,
  title={Peer and parental influences on adolescents' substance use: a path analysis.},
  author={Ronald A. Webster and Michael Hunter and John A Keats},
  journal={The International journal of the addictions},
  year={1994},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={647-57}
}
Five hundred and seven 14-to-16-year-old students gave self-report responses to a substance use questionnaire. The questionnaire assessed adolescents' use, preferences, and norms and also their perceptions of their parents' and peers' use and norms in relation to alcohol, tobacco, and tea/coffee. Path analysis revealed that adolescents' internalization of parental and peer pressures is a stronger predictor of substance use than are direct effects. Internalized effects occur by means of… CONTINUE READING