Real Use or "Real Cool": Adolescents Speak Out About Displayed Alcohol References on Social Networking Websites

Megan A. Moreno, Leslie R. Briner, Amanda Williams, Leslie Walker, Dimitri A. Christakis

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Abstract

Adolescents frequently display alcohol references on social networking Websites (SNSs). We conducted focus groups to determine adolescents' interpretations of these displayed alcohol references. Regardless of whether displayed alcohol references represent actual use, adolescents typically interpret these references as representing actual use and acknowledge their potential influence on peer behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)420-422
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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