SPSS Peer Pressure Analysis

Peer Pressure Analysis

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  • SubjectPsychology
  • Number of pages3
  • Writer levelUniversity
  • Format of citationAPA
  • Number of cited resources10

This is a statistics module in psychology. Knowledge on SPSS Anova is manadatory in writing this analytical report. There are two parts to this assignment. I need you to complete the first part first. If all goes well, I will proceed with the second part where mock datas must be created in order to complete assignment.


and if the first part of the assignment bodes well, i shall need your help to complete part two where mocked data where you’ll have to come up with some mocked data as you can see in the ‘assignment 2 example’.
thanks! Will top up reserves as we run alot
600 word count, 10 references
assignment two deadline is not this week. that one is much later


Peer Pressure Analysis


Peer pressure is the kind of influence that some persons are affected to follow others and this results to them having a different attitude or behavior towards somethings or things, and this is aligned to the attitude and behavior of those affecting them (Borgatti and Everett, 2013). It influences members that are also involved in the social affairs of certain groups. Some of the examples of such are trade unions and the likes. This has led to the peers playing a major role in the influence on the behavior, especially during adolescent stage. According to (Guillory, 2007), the influence involving the peers is mostly connected to the ideologies, values, and style. It is important however, to know that the influence is not always negative. A study from (Rasch and Yanagida, 2011) Shows there are some positive effects on the peers, and this may be through activities such as charity and voluntary work. The influence goes a long way in the advancing from peer group to the adulthood. (Synnott, 2000)) demonstrated that socially accepted kids are most likely to have the opportunities that include positive influences and this makes the famous peer members to be at a higher probability of facing the peer influence (SPSS Inc, 2007). This leaves the popular at the higher side of being influenced by groups that have the likes of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs in general. According to the study by (Wang, 2011), the so-called social accepted kids end up not performing well in the school works, and this is due to their less worry in matters that are affecting them. (Weinberg and Abramowitz, 2012) Showed the high probability of the negatively influenced peers normally undergo a depression at a certain part of their life. Girls in the adolescent stage are at a higher probability of being influenced by their peers more than boys (Carver and Nash, 2011). The study is, therefore, going to look at the connection between social acceptance and peer influences ways.

It is hypothesized that socially accepted peer are involved in the peer influence, and this is a mostly negative influence. This leads to even increased chances of undergoing depression due to their view of the kind of life they have lived. They may end up having regret kind of living. This was done regarding questionnaires.  In the questions, it was to help get to know the socially accepted and influenced peers. The results are placed on the A-D scale. From (Pallant, 2016) A-always does activities with friends, B- most of the things are done with friends, C- sometimes does activities with friends, D- never involves friends in activities. The questions were spread in a selected school event that had different schools attending. After this was done the members involved in the research will analyze the results after everything is set and done. The sample number is among 200 students between 13 and 19 years. The other questions included the social ability of the families giving a range of either very rich, rich, moderately rich average. The other questions included the grade at school. This n was to help see the connection between the performance and the social welfare of the students. Finally, it had questions such as activities done during free time. They were expected to explain a little bit of their having fun while with friends. The structured questions helped to come up with the analysis of information concerning peer pressure. The part of the questionnaire also included the candidate or the student taking part to specify their gender. The reason for this is to help while doing the analysis on the gender and it helps in getting the information about the gender that is mostly influenced by peers. The influence was not specified, and this is because it is expected to be either positive or negative (Sweet and Grace-Martin, 2012).





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