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Friendship and Delinquency: Selection and Influence Processes in Early Adolescence

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Positive association of relevant characteristics is a widespread pattern among adolescent friends. A positive association may be caused by the selection of similar others as friends and by the deselection of dissimilar ones, but also by influence processes where friends adjust their behavior to each other. Social control theory argues that adolescents select each other as friends based on delinquency. Differential association theory, on the other hand, argues that adolescent friends influence...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Statistics
Role:
Author
Journal:
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Volume:
19
Issue:
3
Pages:
494-514
Publication date:
2010-08-05
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EISSN:
1467-9507
ISSN:
0961-205X
URN:
uuid:4c14d96b-ffae-41a7-8239-e5b5578bfe72
Source identifiers:
97821
Local pid:
pubs:97821
Language:
English
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