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Might also want to look at:
Primary socialization theory
Oetting, E. R., Donnermeyer, J. F., & Deffenbacher, J. L. (1998). Primary
socialization theory: The influence of the community on drug use and
deviance. *Substance use and misuse, 33*, 1629-1665
or the idea of school connectedness
Catalano, R. F., Haggerty, K. P., Oesterle, C. B., Fleming, J., & Hawkins,
D. (2004). The importance of bonding to school for healthy development:
Findings from the social development research group. *Journal of School
Health, 74*, 252-261.
Hope that helps.
The Ohio State University
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On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 1:26 PM, Hank Green <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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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.
> > 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>
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