The Resource The effect of peer presence on risk taking behavior among late adolescents, by Christine Hofmeister

The effect of peer presence on risk taking behavior among late adolescents, by Christine Hofmeister

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The effect of peer presence on risk taking behavior among late adolescents
Title
The effect of peer presence on risk taking behavior among late adolescents
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by Christine Hofmeister
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Language
eng
Summary
The present study used an experimental method to examine risk-taking in a simulated environment involving risky driving behaviors. The study examined the effects of peer presence on risk-taking behavior among late adolescents and explored a potential mechanism of said effect, emotional arousal. Given the salience of peers in the social context of adolescents' lives, it is not surprising that peer influences are a common lens through which risk-taking behaviors are investigated. Research from experimentally based paradigms suggests that peers influence adolescents' risk-taking in multiple ways. However, methodological inconsistencies across the reviewed studies suggest that there continue to be unanswered questions about the circumstances under which peers influence adolescent outcomes and the mechanism of this influence. The study tested two hypotheses: H1: The mere presence of peers will increase risk taking behavior, and H2: The effect of peer presence on adolescent risk taking is mediated by increased emotional arousal. In summary, the current study provides evidence that the effect of peer presence on adolescent risk-taking may function in such a way that overt encouragement of risk-taking from the peer is needed in order to see an increase in adolescent risk-taking. This study did not find support for the idea that mere presence of peers is enough to increase adolescent risk-taking. In terms of broad implications of the current findings, they provide some encouraging evidence of adolescents' ability to withstand peer influence. This means that heightened peer interactions do not always equate to an increased proclivity towards risk-taking. In the absence of overt encouragement, adolescents seem to rely more on their own evaluation of risky scenarios, which is encouraging news in terms of real-world health risk behaviors
Cataloging source
UMK
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1990-
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Hofmeister, Christine,
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of Psychology).
Dissertation year
2019.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Bennett, Kymberley K.
  • Hambrick, Erin
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  • Risk-taking (Psychology) in adolescence
  • Peer pressure in adolescence
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The effect of peer presence on risk taking behavior among late adolescents, by Christine Hofmeister
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  • "A thesis in Psychology."
  • Advisors: Kymberly Bennett and Erin Hambrick
  • Vita
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-40)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Method -- Results -- Discussion
Control code
1104294387
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (42 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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mixed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1104294387
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  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The effect of peer presence on risk taking behavior among late adolescents, by Christine Hofmeister
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in Psychology."
  • Advisors: Kymberly Bennett and Erin Hambrick
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-40)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Method -- Results -- Discussion
Control code
1104294387
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (42 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1104294387
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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