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The effect of peer influence and selection processes on adolescent alcohol use : a systematic review of longitudinal studies.

Leung, Rachel K, Toumbourou, John W and Hemphill, Sheryl A 2014, The effect of peer influence and selection processes on adolescent alcohol use : a systematic review of longitudinal studies., Health Psychology Review, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 426-457, doi: 10.1080/17437199.2011.587961.

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Title The effect of peer influence and selection processes on adolescent alcohol use : a systematic review of longitudinal studies.
Author(s) Leung, Rachel K
Toumbourou, John WORCID iD for Toumbourou, John W orcid.org/0000-0002-8431-3762
Hemphill, Sheryl A
Journal name Health Psychology Review
Volume number 8
Issue number 4
Start page 426
End page 457
Total pages 34
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, United Kingdom
Publication date 2014-06-08
ISSN 1743-7202
Keyword(s) adolescence
alcohol use
longitudinal studies and systematic review
peer influence
peer selection
Social Sciences
Psychology, Clinical
Psychology
SOCIAL-DEVELOPMENT MODEL
SUBSTANCE USE
YOUNG ADOLESCENTS
DRUG-USE
DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSES
DRINKING TRAJECTORIES
PUBERTAL MATURATION
UNDERAGE DRINKERS
CLOSE FRIEND
MECHANISMS
Summary Adolescent alcohol use remains an important public health concern. One of the most salient and consistent predictors for drinking behaviour among young people is peer influence. A systematic review of longitudinal studies that examined the effect of peer influence on adolescent alcohol use between January 1997 and February 2011 is presented. Twenty-two studies fulfilled inclusion criteria and were reviewed. All but one study confirmed affiliation with alcohol-using or deviant peers as prospective predictors for the development of adolescent alcohol use. Findings revealed that existing longitudinal studies that have used multivariate analytic techniques to segregate peer influence (whereby adolescents start drinking after exposure to alcohol-using friends) and peer selection (whereby adolescents that start drinking without alcohol-using friends subsequently seek out drinking peers) effects consistently report significant peer influence effects. However, studies are unable to elucidate the relative contribution and developmental sequence of peer influence and selection. Existing research is synthesised to model the developmental influence of peer processes on adolescent alcohol use. Future research directions are recommended to inform better designed investigations that can lead to more effective endeavours to address peer processes in prevention efforts.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/17437199.2011.587961
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920414 Substance Abuse
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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