How do peers/family/friends influence emerging adults (ages 18-24) when it comes to the misuse of drugs and alcohol?
Thematic Framework: Social Learning Theory
Every research paper needs a theoretical lens through which the topic is viewed (i.e. Theoretical framework). The theoretical framework should clearly define and explain the tenets of the theory. It should provide examples of how this theory provides an understanding of the topic (e.g. relationships between variables, people, or institutions; timing of events; explain outcomes, etc)