Responses on: "Is there a situation, in your adolescent years, that stands out most, that was created by peer pressure?"
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Informant #78881: No, I did not have too much pressure as a child, I had a good close group of friends.
Informant #79734: Many things are created by peer pressure, not just in adolescent years, even nightclubs, 90% of nightclubs have terrible music as well as other things, but it's a gathering place for people who have been pressured to share that pressure together by dancing, drinking and small talking battling against the volume of the "popular" music. There are far greater options that to go to a nightclub to socialise with friends and others, they just aren't socially accepted as the norm and people are afraid to venture away from what is deemed acceptable. Compare a group of pre adolescent children who have not a care in the world with that of a group of twenty something year olds. One are full of life and buzzing with energy speaking of wild imaginations and ideas, the other will have the same conversations, talking about bullshit to people you never really had much in common with, so you drink away to fill the gaps in the conversation while trying to come up with another boring question to ask, all the while polluting your body with an extremely unhealthy substance, getting older, fatter and losing the imagination that may have once been there. Pressured into a lifestyle nobody really wants.
Informant #79739: Not really. Anything I did I would have done anyway, regardless of 'peer pressure'
Informant #79774: A number of occassions when friends encouraged me to drink alcohol when I didn't want to.
Informant #79814: i never wanted to play football, until my friends pressured me into goin with them.
Turned out very good.
Informant #79867: The thing that most stands for me probabaly the way i dress/look now compared to before.
Informant #79941: Yes. Taking drugs. sex. drinking. bullying. going out not doing homework. skiving work. the ususal.
Informant #119577: I was pressured to kiss a boy in 6th grade. It was gross and disgusting, but I look at it as an experience and a guidance for the future.
Informant #173033: i bullied another friend because other people in my peer group bully her.
Informant #210422: Yes, when I was in middle school I was a very self conscious, and was pressured when playing sports.
Informant #232120: a situation that stood out the most by peer pressure is when my friends have parties. parties have the most peer pressure in my opinion because you're always surrounded by things you will not be comfortable with.
Informant #268784: When I was around 16 I smoked some cannabis after being pressured into it by some friends. I wasn't coerced by any means, they just made it seem like something okay. I tried it and my mind was changed forever. Since then I constantly question the authority around me. I try to research facts for myself and make informed decisions rather than let others make them for me.
Informant #285660: i would have never joined my swim team if my friends didnt pressure me
Informant #289075: well yes, i was pressured by doing something i did not want to do but ended up doing it at the end.
Informant #299177: Yes, a beautiful popular girl liked me and even had thought about dating me. However, I didn't learn of this until years after because she wouldn't tell anyone due to me not being very popular.
Informant #307937: Well, i am still an adolescent but their was no situation that stood out the most because i have not really been pressured by my peers.
Informant #328333: The main thing that I could think of was the fact that I used profanity at a very young age, and it was toward my babysitter. I had friends that kept asking me to say it in front of our babysitter, telling me that I wasn't bad enough, and that I was scared.
Informant #337415: ummm not really im still kinda young and nothing has effected me that much yet
Informant #383246: i was at a party and someone offered me a drink i said no they called me a few names so i took it, it felt wrong i didn't actually want to.
Informant #387805: the night that stands out to me the most was when i started drinking smoking and doing drugs when i was 15 because my friends all did that and wanted me to. now i realize that i would be in a better place if i didnt give into the peer preasure but i also wouldnt be where i am today if i didnt.
Informant #395080: My 9th grade year, I completely was brought in by the bad kids and It only took me one time to do something stupid , before I did it every day.
Informant #399770: Just being mean to others, talking behind their back, and making fun of them.
Informant #415228: No. It is all just tiny little situations when I was pressured into saying something that I didn't mean that had a large affect on me.
Informant #423199: yes,today i was peer pressured to hit a kid i wanted to do it any way but they naged me on so i just did it
Informant #429698: i stole a couple necklaces from a store once because my friend did and i thought it was cool.
Informant #437465: Trying to fit in with the other "popular kids", started drinking at a young age
Informant #437525: The pressure I thought was hardest on me was when I my friend tried to get me to do something illegal.
Informant #589400: being a member of the school choir because my friends are also there.
Informant #608038: Basically my whole adolescents. I always wanted to fit in and "have friends", but I was bullied for so long that I just tried to start doing what everyone else was doing to stop the bullying. By my senior year of high school, I finally noticed that I needed to stop following the crowd and start making my own decisions. That when most of the peer pressure stopped.
Informant #620077: When I was younger, I followed through with a lot of what my friends wanted to do, or their interests. For instance, when my friends used to listen to music, and I didn't know the song, I'd ask them for the name, then go home and search it up. I now realize how stupid that action was, because it was not helping with the development and discovery of the person I really am, who I have found now.
Informant #810915: No. Every decision I made is purely my choice. I don't blame anyone.
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