Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Capstone

First Advisor

Dr. Cheryl Braxton, Ed.D.

Abstract

It is human nature to feel the need to belong. Everyone wants to be accepted by others in some way, especially teenagers. As a result of this want to belong, teenagers make themselves think that they need to change their attitudes, behaviors, or beliefs in order to gain acceptance from others. These youth are also peer pressured into changing their values behaviors or beliefs by other individuals or the group. Peer pressure is an avoidable problem that our youth face that can be solved if the right measures are taken. Adolescents are not mentally prepared to be able to resist and deny peer pressure from others. The purpose of this paper is to explore peer pressure in adolescents and how it affects them.

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