Reference : Adolescent Risk Behaviours and Protective Factors Against Peer Influence
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/173396
Adolescent Risk Behaviours and Protective Factors Against Peer Influence
English
Cattelino, Elena [University of Aosta Valley > Department of Human and Social Sciences > > >]
Glowacz, Fabienne mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Départ. de Psychologies et Cliniques des Systèmes humains > Clinique de la Délinqu.,des inadapt.soc.& proces.d'insert. >]
Born, Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Départ. de Psychologies et Cliniques des Systèmes humains > Départ. de Psychologies et Cliniques des Systèmes humains >]
Testa, Silvia [University of Torino > Department of Psychology > > >]
Bina, Manuela [University of Torino > Department of Psychology > > >]
Calandri, Emanuela [University of Torino > Department of Psychology > > >]
Dec-2014
Journal of Adolescence
Academic Press
37
8
1353-1362
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0140-1971
London
United Kingdom
[en] deviant peers ; protective factors ; religiosity ; risk behaviours ; heterogeneous groups ; moderator factors
[en] This study examined the relationships between protective factors and involvement in risk behaviour of Italian adolescents with friends involved in risk. Protective factors were drawn from models of peers and from individual skills (perceived regulatory self-efficacy, intolerant attitudes about deviance) and orientation (to health, school, religion). The data are from two waves, 1 year apart, of a questionnaire survey of adolescents in northwestern Italy. Participants were 908 adolescents (42% boys) ages 14–16 years. Results of a hierarchical regression revealed that religiosity is a protective factor and that friends’ models for conventional behaviours and positive attitude about health can mitigate the influence of deviant friends on adolescent risk behaviour 1 year later, even after controlling for prior levels of risk behaviour. Possible implications of this study suggest the importance of implementing preventive interventions by involving the peer group, especially at about 16 years, and working with heterogeneous (deviant and nondeviant) groups.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/173396
10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.09.013

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