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Sociální opora u adolescentů: rizikový nebo protektivní faktor rizikového chování v adolescenci?

Title in English Social support in adolescence: risk or protective factor of risky behaviour in adolescence?


Year of publication 2005
Type R&D Presentation
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Description We consider social support is one aspect of friendship quality. The fright from the peers negative reactions would lead the adolescent to imitate their behaviour, although it could be risky e.g. smoking, alcohol drinking, or drug using, delinquency (Prokopčáková, 2000). Simultaneously, she suggests that adolescents, who are often engaging in the risk behaviour, do not expect such a negative refusal from parents and friends as adolescents who are not engaged in this behaviour. Prokopčáková (2000) in her research acknowledges the strong influence between the adolescents behaviour and the perceived attitudes, expectations and behaviours of their peers. We assume that adolescents, who perceive peers as being the most important social support, could get into the situations where the risk behaviour would be an appreciative behaviour. In our study, we tested the presumption that high level of social support from peers who have tolerant attitudes towards risk-taking behaviours or who model involvement in risk behaviour increases the likelihood of engaging in risk behaviour during adolescence.
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