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ERIC Number: EJ170608
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Publication Date: 1977
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Sources of Peer Group Homogeneity
Cohen, Jere M.
Sociology of Education, 50, 4, 227-41, Oct 77
Investigates how adolescent friendship groups become homogeneous. Analysis of 49 student friendship groups indicates that homophilic selection is most important for group homogeneity, conformity pressures are somewhat important, and disproportionate group leaving contributes nothing to homogeneity. The conclusion is that the magnitude of peer influence on aspiration has probably been overestimated. (Author/DB)
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