Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors
Risk-taking (Psychology) -- Social aspects, Friendship in adolescence, Interpersonal relations in adolescence, Risk-taking (Psychology) in adolescence
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.
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Babby, Hayden, "Does Participation in High Risk Behaviors Create More Intimate Adolescent Friendships?" (2017). University Honors Theses. Paper 384.