Conformity, compliance and adherence are all forms of social influence and these can occur when a person’s behaviour and emotions are being affected by other people, or groups of social classes. In some circumstances social influence can be direct in the shape of advertising and media, which are good examples of channels that can influence attitudes and behaviours. In other situations social influence can be very …show more content…
Other studies have looked at the frequency of paediatric non-adherence across a range of illnesses. They found that adherence levels were at or below fifty per cent of prescribed dosages are common. (Rapoff, 1999). Poor adherence rates have been commonly highlighted as a particular problem for children with asthma (Coutts et al., 1992)
According to the National Asthma Council (2003) adherence can be defined as ‘A term that focuses more on the patient’s commitment to regime. It is based on responsible negotiations and more patient empowerment than compliance’.
In this case, the contributing factors that maybe influencing her current behaviours, while taking into account social influences; could be that she is feeling embarrassed within her peer group, as