Substance use among middle school students: associations with self-rated and peer-nominated popularity.

  title={Substance use among middle school students: associations with self-rated and peer-nominated popularity.},
  author={Joan S. Tucker and Harold D. Green and Annie J. Zhou and Jeremy N. V. Miles and Regina A. Shih and Elizabeth J. D'Amico},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  volume={34 3},
Associations of popularity with adolescent substance use were examined among 1793 6-8th grade students who completed an in-school survey. Popularity was assessed through both self-ratings and peer nominations. Students who scored higher on either measure of popularity were more likely to be lifetime cigarette smokers, drinkers, and marijuana users, as well as past month drinkers. Self-rated popularity was positively associated with past month marijuana use and heavy drinking, and peer-nominated… CONTINUE READING

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