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The Influence of Peer Norms and Popularity on Smoking and Drinking Behavior Among College Fraternity Members: A Social-Network Analysis

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Previous research has found that Greek membership strongly predicts smoking and drinking. This study used social network analysis to examine the influence of peer norms and popularity n smoking and drinking among college fraternity members. Social learning theory (Bandura, 1977) and Social identity theory (Tajfel & Turner, 1986) were applied as theoretical frameworks. Results indicated that popularity significantly predicted both smoking and drinking behaviors. Additionally, strong homophily existed among smokers, who tended to hang out with other smokers. Smoking and drinking were also significantly correlated with each other. Popular students thereby act as role models for group behavior, setting group norms and providing cues to the acceptability or unacceptability of smoking and drinking. Implications for future research are discussed.

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Phua, Joe. "The Influence of Peer Norms and Popularity on Smoking and Drinking Behavior Among College Fraternity Members: A Social-Network Analysis" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Suntec City, Singapore, Jun 22, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p397277_index.html>

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Phua, J. J. , 2010-06-22 "The Influence of Peer Norms and Popularity on Smoking and Drinking Behavior Among College Fraternity Members: A Social-Network Analysis" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Suntec City, Singapore Online <PDF>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p397277_index.html

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Abstract: Previous research has found that Greek membership strongly predicts smoking and drinking. This study used social network analysis to examine the influence of peer norms and popularity n smoking and drinking among college fraternity members. Social learning theory (Bandura, 1977) and Social identity theory (Tajfel & Turner, 1986) were applied as theoretical frameworks. Results indicated that popularity significantly predicted both smoking and drinking behaviors. Additionally, strong homophily existed among smokers, who tended to hang out with other smokers. Smoking and drinking were also significantly correlated with each other. Popular students thereby act as role models for group behavior, setting group norms and providing cues to the acceptability or unacceptability of smoking and drinking. Implications for future research are discussed.


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