The multidimensionality of peer pressure in adolescence

  title={The multidimensionality of peer pressure in adolescence},
  author={Donna Rae Clasen and B. Bradford Brown},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
A sample of 689 adolescents (grades 7–12) from two Midwestern communities who had been identified by peers as members of one of three major peer groups responded to a self-report survey measuring perceptions of peer pressure in five areas of behavior: involvement with peers, school involvement, family involvement, conformity to peer norms, and misconduct. Perceived pressures toward peer involvement were particularly strong, whereas peer pressures concerning misconduct were relatively ambivalent… 

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