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Homophily in adolescence: is similarity in status characteristics associated with similarity in anti-school behaviour?

Hans Berten UGent and Ronan Van Rossem UGent (2015) YOUNG. 23(1). p.76-96
abstract
This study asks to what extent similarity in status characteristics (gender and ethnicity) is linked with similarity in anti-school behaviour. We argue that the social forces responsible for homophily-based selection are also at work with regard to homophily-based influence. We use data from the Flemish Educational Assessment Study, which collected complete network data from a representative sample of Flemish secondary school adolescents (N = 11,872). Results indicate that similarity on gender and ethnicity is linked with similarity on behavioural characteristics. Furthermore, the association between status homophily and behavioural homophily is stronger for boys than girls. For minorities, status heterophily on ethnicity is associated with behavioural heterophily, which may be an indication that minority students distance themselves from their majority-group friends.
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publication status
published
subject
keyword
social networks, homophily, Adolescence, school deviant behavior, selection, influence, FRIENDSHIP, DELINQUENCY, GENDER, MATTER, PEERS, MISCONDUCT, SELECTION, FUTILITY, NETWORKS, SENSE
journal title
YOUNG
volume
23
issue
1
pages
76 - 96
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000349991000005
JCR category
SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
0.977 (2015)
JCR rank
39/93 (2015)
JCR quartile
2 (2015)
ISSN
1103-3088
DOI
10.1177/1103308814557400
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
4317241
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-4317241
date created
2014-03-03 11:48:59
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:39:41
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  abstract     = {This study asks to what extent similarity in status characteristics (gender and ethnicity) is linked with similarity in anti-school behaviour. We argue that the social forces responsible for homophily-based selection are also at work with regard to homophily-based influence. We use data from the Flemish Educational Assessment Study, which collected complete network data from a representative sample of Flemish secondary school adolescents (N = 11,872). Results indicate that similarity on gender and ethnicity is linked with similarity on behavioural characteristics. Furthermore, the association between status homophily and behavioural homophily is stronger for boys than girls. For minorities, status heterophily on ethnicity is associated with behavioural heterophily, which may be an indication that minority students distance themselves from their majority-group friends.},
  author       = {Berten, Hans and Van Rossem, Ronan},
  issn         = {1103-3088},
  journal      = {YOUNG},
  keyword      = {social networks,homophily,Adolescence,school deviant behavior,selection,influence,FRIENDSHIP,DELINQUENCY,GENDER,MATTER,PEERS,MISCONDUCT,SELECTION,FUTILITY,NETWORKS,SENSE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {76--96},
  title        = {Homophily in adolescence: is similarity in status characteristics associated with similarity in anti-school behaviour?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1103308814557400},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2015},
}

Chicago
Berten, Hans, and Ronan Van Rossem. 2015. “Homophily in Adolescence: Is Similarity in Status Characteristics Associated with Similarity in Anti-school Behaviour?” Young 23 (1): 76–96.
APA
Berten, H., & Van Rossem, R. (2015). Homophily in adolescence: is similarity in status characteristics associated with similarity in anti-school behaviour? YOUNG, 23(1), 76–96.
Vancouver
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Berten H, Van Rossem R. Homophily in adolescence: is similarity in status characteristics associated with similarity in anti-school behaviour? YOUNG. 2015;23(1):76–96.
MLA
Berten, Hans, and Ronan Van Rossem. “Homophily in Adolescence: Is Similarity in Status Characteristics Associated with Similarity in Anti-school Behaviour?” YOUNG 23.1 (2015): 76–96. Print.