A Brief Note On Peer Pressure Among Adolescents

2208 WordsMay 9, 20169 Pages
Peer pressure is exerted on an individual or individuals by their peer to conform to expected norms. The peer pressure philosophically can split into two groups Direct and Indirect. Direct implies the peer pressure influence can be either physically or verbally communicative such as asking to participate in an activity which is illegal. Indirect specify it is discrete, including more emotional and mental pressures; such as putting the individual in a position to feel that they need to accept everything because that are what is expected. However, the social pressure put upon smaller groups, including women, teens and those with different gender identities consider themselves at risk in a conventional society. People often justify past…show more content…
Based on the research, more than 83% said that they feel connected to their friend’s feelings and lives. The stress comes from the family and is related to how the adolescent is functioning outside of the house. Interactions with the peers Sometimes could lead, then adolescent down to a dangerous path like drugs, drinking, or becoming sexually active. Most of the time one or the most reactions when an adolescent becomes involved in a drug use is the parents are less focused on how to educate them on how to behave outside with others. Some teens like to report about their parents’ rules, whatever happened in their family, they report it to their friends or peers, because with them the adolescent feels more secure and are not being judged. Indeed, the peers’ influence always occurs when the adolescent feels weak and in need support, so they could ask them to try drugs, or drinking alcohol because it might help them forget. For sure they will accept because they are going to see it is fine to do it because everyone else is doing it, once in it they will start to behave badly to their parents. As Jayanti illustrates in the journal “Influence of Peer Pressure in Adolescents: Negative Effects”, “However, the problem that arises with peer pressure in relation to attitude and behavior is that adolescents influence each other in a negative way and let them lose their values and even believe in things they would not accept before”
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