Processes of Peer Influence

Study Overview


The overarching goal of the study was to translate psychological perspectives regarding peer influence processes into the creation and evaluation of interventions to shape young adolescents' orientation toward drug use. The project had four specific aims: 1) to characterize behavior styles that contribute to effective leadership within adolescent peer groups, with special emphasis placed on how leadership styles may differ by gender and race; 2) to test the efficacy of a middle-school-based, peer-leader intervention in affecting the drug-related attitudes and behaviors of the peer leaders and adolescent followers in their natural peer groups through a randomized pilot trial; 3) to determine the mediating mechanisms of impact of these interventions and the moderating effects of gender and ethnicity; 4) to develop novel empirical pilot stuides that can be used to translate social and developmental research into effective substance use prevention interventions.

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Contact and Data Access

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