The contribution of influence and selection to adolescent peer group homogeneity: the case of adolescent cigarette smoking.

@article{Ennett1994TheCO,
  title={The contribution of influence and selection to adolescent peer group homogeneity: the case of adolescent cigarette smoking.},
  author={Susan T. Ennett and Karl E. Bauman},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={653-63}
}
Understanding the homogeneity of peer groups requires identification of peer groups and consideration of influence and selection processes. Few studies have identified adolescent peer groups, however, or examined how they become homogeneous. This study used social network analysis to identify peer groups (cliques), clique liaisons, and isolates among adolescents in 5 schools at 2 data collection rounds (N = 926). Cigarette smoking was the behavior of interest. Influence and selection… CONTINUE READING
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