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      Close friend and group influence on adolescent cigarette smoking and alcohol use.

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      Developmental Psychology

      American Psychological Association (APA)

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          The relative influence of adolescents closest friends and their friendship group on their cigarette smoking and alcohol use was investigated in a short-term, longitudinal study of 1,028 students in the 6th, 8th, and 10th grades in 2 school systems. The amount of influence over the school year was modest in magnitude and came from the closest friend for initiation of cigarette and alcohol use. Only the friendship group use predicted transition into current cigarette use, whereas only the close friend use predicted transition into current alcohol use. Both group and close friends independently contributed to the prediction of adolescents' drinking to intoxication. No difference in the amount of influence, was found between stable and unstable close friendships or friendship groups; neither grade nor gender of the adolescents related to the amount of influence.

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          Journal
          Developmental Psychology
          Developmental Psychology
          American Psychological Association (APA)
          1939-0599
          0012-1649
          1997
          1997
          : 33
          : 5
          : 834-844
          Article
          10.1037/0012-1649.33.5.834
          9300216
          © 1997

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