Network-behavior dynamics

René Veenstra*, Jan Dijkstra, Christian Steglich, Maarten H. W. Van Zalk

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Abstract

Researchers have become increasingly interested in disentangling selection and influence processes. This literature review provides context for the special issue on network-behavior dynamics. It brings together important conceptual, methodological, and empirical contributions focusing on longitudinal social network modeling. First, an overview of mechanisms underlying selection and influence is given. After a description of the shortcomings of previous studies in this area, the stochastic actor-based model is sketched; this is used in this special issue to examine network-behavior dynamics. The preconditions for such analyses are discussed, as are common model specification issues. Next, recent empirical advances in research on adolescence are discussed, focusing on new insights into moderating effects, initiation of behaviors, time heterogeneity, mediation effects, and negative ties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-412
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Research on Adolescence
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2013

Keywords

  • ADOLESCENT PEER NETWORKS
  • SOCIAL NETWORK
  • FRIENDSHIP SELECTION
  • DE-SELECTION
  • ALCOHOL-USE
  • SOCIALIZATION
  • DEPRESSION
  • AGGRESSION
  • VICTIMIZATION
  • DELINQUENCY

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