Social Status of Adolescents With an Early Onset of Externalizing Behavior: The SNARE Study

Franken, A., Harakeh, Z., Veenstra, R., Vollebergh, W. & Dijkstra, J. K., Oct-2017, In : Journal of Early Adolescence. 37, 8, p. 1037-1053 17 p.

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This study investigated the social status (i.e., popularity, likeability, and friendships) of adolescents with an early onset of externalizing behavior (i.e., alcohol use, tobacco use, and antisocial behavior). Building on Moffitt's dual-taxonomy model, it was hypothesized that early onset adolescents were more popular, but not necessarily more liked or with more friends. Hypotheses were tested using data from the Social Network Analysis of Risk Behaviors in Early Adolescence (SNARE) study (N = 1,100, 50% boys, (X) over bar (age) = 12.7, SD = 0.47 years). Findings indicated that adolescents with an early onset of one or more externalizing behaviors were more popular, less liked, and had as many friends as their peers. These findings suggest that early onset adolescents potentially function as role models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1037-1053
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Early Adolescence
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2017


  • alcohol use, antisocial behavior, tobacco use, popularity, early adolescence, social status, LIFE-COURSE-PERSISTENT, ANTISOCIAL-BEHAVIOR, SUBSTANCE USE, SELF-CONTROL, POPULARITY, DELINQUENCY, FRIENDSHIPS, TRAILS, PEERS, RISK

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