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there's an entire special issue of 'new directions for child and adolescent development' that focuses on social network analysis and children's peer relationships.
edited by phil rodkin and laura hanish
authors include hanish, rodkin, gest, espelage, wasserman, and others.
here is a link to the table of contents for the issue.http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117871449/issue
> Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 20:31:59 +0100> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Peer influencers in health behaviors/ Smilar studies sought> To: [log in to unmask]> > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org *****> > Dear Socnet members> > The current issue of The Lancet contains an article which may be of interest to list members. It describes a cluster randomised trial showing the effectiveness of using peer-influencers to prevent smoking in 12-13 year olds in schools in England and Wales. Details of the paper are below - or you could read the media version, "Cool kids can help others avoid smoking" (http://uk.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUKL0811076420080508?sp=true)> > On a related topic, Justin Kirby (who occasionally posts on socnet) and I are interested in hearing about examples of the use of peer-influencer approaches, or anything similar, to bring about health-behavior change or achieve other public-health related goals. We'd be pleased to hear from anyone who knows of similar studies or examples.> > with regards> Iain> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~> Dr Iain Lang> Epidemiology & Public Health Group> Peninsula Medical School> Exeter EX25DW> [log in to unmask]> +44 (0)1392 421259> > > LANCET PAPER:> An informal school-based peer-led intervention for smoking prevention in adolescence (ASSIST): a cluster randomised trial> R Campbell, F Starkey, J Holliday, S Audrey, M Bloor, N Parry-Langdon, R Hughes and L Moore> The Lancet 2008; 371:1595-1602> DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60692-3> http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608606923/abstract> > _____________________________________________________________________> SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social> network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send> an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line> UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.
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