ERIC Number: EJ458583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Perceived vs. Actual Friends' Use of Alcohol, Cigarettes, Marijuana, and Cocaine: Which Has the Most Influence?
Iannotti, Ronald J.; Bush, Patricia J.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v21 n3 p375-89 Jun 1992
Determinants of alcohol, cigarette, marijuana, and/or crack use were assessed in 2,078 fourth graders and 1,082 fifth graders (predominantly African-American urban). Patterns suggest that peer behaviors and attitudes are more influential for socially censored behaviors than for more socially approved behaviors. Perception of friends' behaviors is more important than actual behavior. (SLD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Attitude Measures, Behavior Patterns, Black Students, Crack, Drug Abuse, Elementary School Students, Friendship, Grade 4, Grade 5, Illegal Drug Use, Intermediate Grades, Marijuana, Peer Influence, Predictor Variables, Regression (Statistics), Smoking, Student Attitudes, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A