Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Melissa Thompson

Subjects

Risk-taking (Psychology) in adolescence -- Effect on friendships, Risk-taking (Psychology) in adolescence -- Surveys, Risk-taking (Psychology) -- Social aspects.

DOI

10.15760/honors.379

Abstract

This study seeks to understand adolescent participation in high risk behaviors and if participation in these behaviors leads to more intimate adolescent friendships. Homophily, the tendency to seek associations with others who are similar to ourselves, and the fear of rejection are both possible causes for the relationship between these variables. Due to a research gap between these two, this study utilizes previous research to construct a survey that can be used to measure and quantify high risk behaviors and friendships.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Psychology and Sociology.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20288

ThesisSurvey.docx (117 kB)
This survey can be used to measure a possible association between participation in high risk behaviors and the intimacy of adolescent friendships.

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