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Also:  Rice, R.E., Donohew, L., & Clayton, R. (2003).   Peer network,  
sensation seeking, and drug use among junior and senior high school  
students. Connections, 25(2), 5-19.(paper at  
http://www.comm.ucsb.edu/faculty/rrice/a79.htm)

This study argues that both biological and social factors are strong  
influences on use of drugs by adolescents and teenagers, and, further,  
that these factors may interact.  Thus, both biological and social  
factors offer avenues for targeting prime at-risk groups and designing  
messages and programs to reach them.  The biological factor explored  
here is sensation-seeking, and the social factor explored is the  
attitudes, behaviors, and sensation-seeking of respondents? named  
peers.  These factors are included in a longitudinal structural model  
that is tested over three cohorts of an average of 1900 junior- and  
high-school students, each measured at three successive grades.  Both  
one?s own sensation-seeking, and peer influence (drug use,  
sensation-seeking), along with prior drug use, are the main predictors  
of specific drug use at the end of the periods.
-- 
Ronald E. Rice
Arthur N. Rupe Professor in the Social Effects of Mass Communication
International Communication Association President 2006-2007
Co-Director, Carsey-Wolf Center
Dept. of Communication, 4005 Social Sciences & Media Studies Bldg (SSMS)
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4020
Ph: 805-893-8696; Fax: 805-893-7102
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http://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu


Quoting Ilan Talmud <[log in to unmask]>:

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> 1. Christian E.G. Steglich, Tom A.B. Snijders, and Michael Pearson  
> (2010). Dynamic Networks and Behavior: Separating Selection from  
> Influence. Sociological Methodology, 40, 329-392.
> DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9531.2010.01225.x .
>
> "Abstract.
> A recurrent problem in the analysis of behavioral dynamics, given a  
> simultaneously evolving social network, is the difficulty of  
> separating effects of partner selection from effects of social  
> influence. Because misattribution of selection effects to social  
> influence, or vice versa, suggests wrong conclusions about the  
> social mechanisms underlying the observed dynamics, special  
> diligence in data analysis is advisable. While a dependable and  
> valid method would benefit several research areas, according to the  
> best of our knowledge, it has been lacking in the extant literature.  
> In this paper, we present a recently developed family of statistical  
> models that enables researchers to separate the two effects in a  
> statistically adequate manner. To illustrate our method, we  
> investigate the roles of homophile selection and peer influence  
> mechanisms in the joint dynamics of friendship formation and  
> substance use among adolescents. Making use of a three-wave panel  
> measured in the years 1!
>  995-97 at a school in Scotland, we are able to assess the strength  
> of selection and influence mechanisms and quantify the relative  
> contributions of homophile selection, assimilation to peers, and  
> control mechanisms to observed similarity of substance use among  
> friends.
>
> Key words: statistical modeling, social networks, graphs,  
> longitudinal, network dynamics, smoking, alcohol consumption.
>
> The methods proposed in this paper are implemented in the SIENA program".
>
> 2. Kirke, D.M. (2004). Chain reactions in adolescents? cigarette,  
> alcohol and drug
> use: Similarity through peer in?uence or the patterning of ties in  
> peer networks? Social Networks, 26, 3?28.
>
> 3. Steglich C. E. G., Snijders T. A. B., West P., 2006. ?  Applying  
> SIENA: an illustrative analysis of
> the co-evolution of adolescents? friendship networks, taste in  
> music, and alcohol consumption ,
> Methodology, 2, 1, pp. 48-56.
>
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> Subject: social network studies on adolescent alcohol use
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> Dear all,
>
> Please help me gather all social network studies conducted on  
> adolescent alcohol use. If you know of any studies/reports published  
> in this field, please send me the citations. I will be forever  
> grateful, and I will post the completed reference list to the socnet  
> listserve once it is complete in case other researchers are also  
> interested in this.
>
> Best,
> Sharon
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