Trajectories of Peer Social Influences as Long-term Predictors of Drug Use from Early Through Late Adolescence

  title={Trajectories of Peer Social Influences as Long-term Predictors of Drug Use from Early Through Late Adolescence},
  author={L. Duan and C. Chou and V. Andreeva and M. Pentz},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  • L. Duan, C. Chou, +1 author M. Pentz
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Youth and Adolescence
  • The present study analyzed the long-term effects of perceived friend use and perceived peer use on adolescents’ own cigarette, alcohol and marijuana use as a series of parallel growth curves that were estimated in two developmental pieces, representing middle and high school (N = 1,040). Data were drawn from a large drug abuse prevention trial, the Midwestern Prevention Project (MPP). Results showed that both perceived peer and friend cigarette use predicted own cigarette use within and across… CONTINUE READING
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