Adolescent health behaviour and similarity-attraction : friends share smoking habits (really), but much else besides.
Smoking habits and related attitudes were assessed in sample of 11- to 16-year-olds who also identified their best friends from their fellow respondents.
Subjects' responses were directly collated with those of their friends and indicated a clear covariation of smoking status (controlling for age and sex) as anticipated from previous research in which adolescents have been asked to report on the smoking habits of their friends.
Such covariation, however, was not specific to smoking habits, but generalized to related measures of attitude and normative beliefs, alcohol use, health locus of control, school performance, spending habits and socio-economic status.
Mots-clés Pascal : Relation interpair, Similitude, Attraction, Tabagisme, Influence sociale, Santé, Contrôle externe interne, Alcoolisme, Comportement consommateur, Réussite scolaire, Statut socioéconomique, Attitude, Amitié, Interaction sociale, Personnalité, Aptitude, Structure sociale, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Peer relation, Similarity, Attraction, Tobacco smoking, Social influence, Health, Internal external locus of control, Alcoholism, Consumer behavior, Academic achievement, Socioeconomic status, Attitude, Friendship, Social interaction, Personality, Ability, Social structure, Adolescent, Human
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Cote : 92-0077795
Code Inist : 002A26J04. Création : 199406.