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ERIC Number: EJ651470
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2891
Why Do Adolescents Overestimate Their Peers' Smoking Prevalence? Correlates of Prevalence Estimates among California 8th-Grade Students.
Unger, Jennifer B.; Rohrbach, Louise Ann
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v31 n2 p147-53 Apr 2002
Used data from a statewide sample of 5,870 eighth graders in California to examine the correlates of smoking prevalence estimates. Best friends' smoking accounted for the largest proportion of the variance in prevalence estimates. Smoking by peers may give adolescents the impression that smoking is more normative and prevalent than it actually is. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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