Exploratory Peer Pressure

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I am conducting an exploratory research on whether peer pressure is beneficial or non-beneficial. Firstly what is peer pressure? Peer pressure actually refers to a person or a group of people who are constantly encouraged to do various things that they have never imagined before. In many situations, it changes the attitude, character, value and the behaviour of a person. I am writing this research paper thinking and assuming that peer pressure is about something negative as I’ve always heard different stories from people around me on what peer pressure had caused teenagers to do in life.
I’m very sure that all of us had been under immense peer pressure before. We all had undergone a period of time when we’re directly
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Once the parents come to know about the incident, that’s when the punishment comes in but actually the punishment makes the teen to rebel more and involve in more of such activities. Social scientists have confirmed that parents play as a contributing factor for teenagers peer pressure as very frequently it causes misunderstandings between the parents and the children (Brown, Lamborn & Steinburg, 1993). Your friends will get mad when they ask you to do something for them and you decline the offer. They’ll start calling you a loser and that’s when you will start to accept the offer to prove them wrong. Peer pressure is actually choosing the wrong thing for what you think is appropriate at the very point of time. Most teenagers will not care about the consequences unless they are afraid of disappointing their parents which is very likely to happen. Teenagers will slowly start to lose their interest in school and will start joining their friends who don’t attend school at all. They will start to skip school, take drugs, smoke cigarettes and even have sex because their friends dare them to do it. They will start giving up their private pleasure such as cycling, dancing, …show more content…
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