Implications of Peer Pressure for Adolescent Nursing Research: A Concept Analysis Approach Academic Article uri icon


  • The influence of peers is widely held as a significant factor in child and adolescent development. As health care providers seek ways to improve the health of children and adolescents, peer pressure must be examined. This article analyzes peer pressure and its relationship to the health of children and adolescents. Defining attributes of peer pressure are discussed, including incomplete identity formation, the presence of a peer influence, and a need for approval. Antecedents and consequences of peer pressure are also explored. Methods of measuring peer pressure are discussed, along with implications for health care research in the pediatric population.

author list (cited authors)

  • Pittman, A. F.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • January 2018