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

@article{Duan2009TrajectoriesOP,
  title={Trajectories of Peer Social Influences as Long-term Predictors of Drug Use from Early Through Late Adolescence},
  author={Lei Duan and Chih-Ping Chou and Valentina A. Andreeva and Mary Ann Pentz},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  year={2009},
  volume={38},
  pages={454-465}
}
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… 

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