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Curtin, Miriam (2004) Smoking and drinking among 15-16 year old girls: do male peers have an influence? Irish Journal of Medical Science , 173 , (4) , pp. 191-192.

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During adolescence, people tend to begin drinking alcohol and become involved in the culture that surrounds it. This paper compares the influence of peer relationships among females in mixed-sex schools versus single-sex schools on cigarette and alcohol consumption.

A cross sectional study was carried out in four schools. The information was collected by means of a questionnaire. Two hundred and forty-eight questionnaires were completed. Of those questioned in single-sex schools, 34% had smoked a cigarette, compared with 61% in mixed-sex schools (p


Item Type:Article
Date:October 2004
Season/Number:10
Page Range:pp. 191-192
Publisher:Springer
Volume:173
Number:4
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Underage drinking
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Underage drinker
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Peer relations > Peer pressure (bullying)
T Demographic characteristics > Gender differences
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)

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