Taking a Look at Peer Pressure

634 WordsFeb 2, 20183 Pages
Peer pressure is the influence of one’s peer group. In our society today peer pressure has become very relevant all around us. A lot of peer pressure occurs in high school and college, where people are just trying to fit in. In the paper, I will talk about how peer pressure affects individuals, examples of peer pressure and In the first article, which is called Relationships between degrees of self-esteem and peer pressure in high school adolescents, it examines the relationship between youths’ self-esteem and peer pressure degrees permitting to their gender and socioeconomic standing. In the study, there was a question they proposed and that was, “Is there a positive or negative correlation between adolescents’ self-esteem and peer pressure in terms of their gender?” As children become teens and grow older they become less dependent on their family and more dependent on their friends when it comes to making choices of moral and values whether they are big or small. Peer pressure is not always a bad thing. Teens often learn how to interact with each other by doing activities that their peers have done in the past. An example from the article is a socially awkward kid could learn how to fit in with others by discerning and imitating other teenagers. A positive peer group often can boost ones self-esteem if they are accepted in the right way. In the past, it has been stated that adolescents that are exposed to peer pressure are mostly males. To answer the question above, in
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