Social influence processes affecting adolescent substance use.

  title={Social influence processes affecting adolescent substance use.},
  author={John W. Graham and Gary Marks and William B Hansen},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={76 2},
Social influence is central to models of adolescent substance use. Nonetheless, researchers fail to delineate the various forms of social influence. A framework that distinguishes between active (explicit drug offers) and passive (social modeling and overestimation of friends' use) social pressure was tested. The effect of these processes on alcohol and cigarette use was examined with 526 seventh graders taking part in an alcohol prevention program. Hierarchical regression analyses demonstrated… CONTINUE READING

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