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Titolo:
Adolescent peer crowd affiliation: Linkages with health-risk behaviors andclose friendships
Autore:
La Greca, AM; Prinstein, MJ; Fetter, MD;
Indirizzi:
Univ Miami, Dept Psychol, Coral Gables, FL 33124 USA Univ Miami Coral Gables FL USA 33124 Psychol, Coral Gables, FL 33124 USA Yale Univ, New Haven, CT 06520 USA Yale Univ New Haven CT USA 06520Yale Univ, New Haven, CT 06520 USA Grayson & Associates, Birmingham, AL USA Grayson & Associates Birmingham AL USA & Associates, Birmingham, AL USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 26, anno: 2001,
pagine: 131 - 143
SICI:
0146-8693(200104/05)26:3<131:APCALW>2.0.ZU;2-5
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
MIDDLE SCHOOL; PREVENTION; SMOKING; CARE;
Keywords:
health-risk behaviors; peer crowds; close friends; adolescents; health promotion;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
36
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: La Greca, AM Univ Miami, Dept Psychol, POB 249229, Coral Gables, FL 33124 USA Univ Miami POB 249229 Coral Gables FL USA 33124 FL 33124 USA
Citazione:
A.M. La Greca et al., "Adolescent peer crowd affiliation: Linkages with health-risk behaviors andclose friendships", J PED PSYCH, 26(3), 2001, pp. 131-143

Abstract

Objective: To examine adolescents' peer crowd affiliation and its linkageswith health-risk behaviors, their friends' health-risk behaviors, the presence of close friends in the same peer crowd, and adolescents' social acceptance. Methods: We interviewed 250 high school students and identified six categories: popular, jocks, brains, burnouts, nonconformists, or average/other. Adolescents also reported on their health-risk behaviors (including use of cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana and other drugs; risky sexual behaviors; and other risk-taking behaviors), the health-risk behaviors of their friends, the peer crowd affiliation of their closest friends, and their perceived social acceptance. Results: Burnouts and nonconformists had the highest levels of health-riskbehaviors across the areas assessed, the greatest proportions of close friends who engaged in similar behaviors, and relatively low social acceptancefrom peers. Brains and their friends engaged in extremely low levels of health-risk behaviors, jocks and populars also showed evidence of selected areas of health risk; these teens also were more socially accepted than others. In general, adolescents' closest friends were highly nested within the same peer crowds. Conclusions: The findings further our understanding of adolescent behaviors that put them at risk for serious adult onset conditions associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. We discuss the implications of the findings for developing health promotion efforts for adolescents.

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