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Friendship group position and substance use.

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Osgood, DW; Feinberg, ME; Wallace, LN; Moody, J
Published in: Addictive behaviors
May 2014

This paper examines how an adolescent's position relative to cohesive friendship groups in the school-wide social network is associated with alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use. We extend prior research in this area by refining the categories of group positions, using more extensive friendship information, applying newer analytic methods to identify friendship groups, and making strategic use of control variables to clarify the meaning of differences among group positions. We report secondary analyses of 6th through 9th grade data from the PROSPER study, which include approximately 9500 adolescents each year from 27 school districts and 368 school grade cohort friendship networks. We find that core members of friendship groups were more likely to drink than isolates and liaisons, especially in light of their positive social integration in school, family, and religious contexts. Isolates were more likely to use cigarettes than core members, even controlling for all other factors. Finally, liaisons were more likely to use marijuana than core members.

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Addictive behaviors

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EISSN

1873-6327

ISSN

0306-4603

Publication Date

May 2014

Volume

39

Issue

5

Start / End Page

923 / 933

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance Abuse
  • Social Support
  • Smoking
  • Schools
  • Peer Group
  • Marijuana Smoking
  • Male
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Humans
  • Friends
 

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Osgood, D. W., Feinberg, M. E., Wallace, L. N., & Moody, J. (2014). Friendship group position and substance use. Addictive Behaviors, 39(5), 923–933. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.12.009
Osgood, D Wayne, Mark E. Feinberg, Lacey N. Wallace, and James Moody. “Friendship group position and substance use.Addictive Behaviors 39, no. 5 (May 2014): 923–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.12.009.
Osgood DW, Feinberg ME, Wallace LN, Moody J. Friendship group position and substance use. Addictive behaviors. 2014 May;39(5):923–33.
Osgood, D. Wayne, et al. “Friendship group position and substance use.Addictive Behaviors, vol. 39, no. 5, May 2014, pp. 923–33. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.12.009.
Osgood DW, Feinberg ME, Wallace LN, Moody J. Friendship group position and substance use. Addictive behaviors. 2014 May;39(5):923–933.
Journal cover image

Published In

Addictive behaviors

DOI

EISSN

1873-6327

ISSN

0306-4603

Publication Date

May 2014

Volume

39

Issue

5

Start / End Page

923 / 933

Related Subject Headings

  • Substance Abuse
  • Social Support
  • Smoking
  • Schools
  • Peer Group
  • Marijuana Smoking
  • Male
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Humans
  • Friends