CitationWang, Yijie; Lee, Ji Hyun; & Benner, Aprile D. (2017). Profiles of social norms and adolescent risky behaviors. Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Seattle, WA.
AbstractResearch on adolescent risky behaviors has highlighted the importance of social norms (disapproval and prevalence of risky behaviors) in developmental settings (e.g., family, peer; Nash et al., 2005; Coley et al., 2013), but this research often fails to examine various developmental settings simultaneously. Using a holistic approach to investigate social norms across contexts is important, because it more accurately captures adolescents’ real-life experiences, and such information could be used to better identify adolescents with unique challenges in particular social settings, allowing for more tailored intervention efforts (Lanza &amp;amp; Rhoades, 2013). Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), the proposed project employs a person-centered approach to 1) explore patterns of social norms around alcohol use and risky sexual behaviors across family and peer settings and 2) link these profiles to youth risky outcomes.
Reference TypeConference proceeding
Book TitleAnnual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
Lee, Ji Hyun
Benner, Aprile D.