Peer Influences on Adolescent Risk Behavior. Consistent with self-reports of lower resistance to peer influence among adolescents than adults (Steinberg & Monahan, 2007), observational data point to the role of peer influences as a primary contextual factor contributing to adolescents' heightened tendency to make risky decisions.For instance, crime statistics indicate that adolescents Cited by: 334. Jul 24, 2019 · For instance, if your teen loves girls, you can talk to him about female friendships, life choices, self-esteem and sexuality. Monitoring your teen’s choices does not mean you ban him from watching media. It is just making him aware of the negative influences. It is a good idea to limit on how much your teen plays video games or watches TV.Author: Chhandita Chakravarty.
Influences on Teen Decisions Abstract. Roger A. Rennekamp Assistant Extension Professor, 4-H/Youth Development University of Kentucky-Lexington Today's youth are faced with the challenge of coping with an ever-broadening spectrum of influences on decision making and behavior. Many of these influences have potentially negative effects on growth. Teenagers spend much of their recreational time listening to music. Pop music and its artists influence teenage lifestyles. Teens idolize and emulate these artists, especially because of the attention they receive in different media. Teen music choices also depend on .
Adult influences, however, can be both positive and negative, and some adults may be more influential than others. In this study, we focused on the negative influences that nonparental adults can have on adolescents and explored the relationship between exposure to negative nonparental adult behavior and negative youth outcomes.Cited by: 143. Oct 18, 2010 · The child wants to be like and to be liked by these adults who are mostly positively evaluated (assuming they are not damaging or dangerous .