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ERIC Number: EJ1129458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Public or Private Religiosity: Which Is Protective for Adolescent Substance Use and by What Pathways?
Salas-Wright, Christopher P.; Vaughn, Michael G.; Maynard, Brandy R.; Clark, Trenette T.; Snyder, Susanna
Youth & Society, v49 n2 p228-253 Mar 2017
While it is well understood that adolescent religiosity is associated with the use and abuse of licit and illicit substances, few studies have revealed the pathways through which religiosity buffers youth against involvement in such behavior. The aim of this study is to examine the complexity of the relationships between religiosity, sensation seeking, injunctive norms, and adolescent substance use. Using a national sample of adolescents (N = 18,614), negative binomial regression and path analysis were used to examine the various components of the relationship between religiosity and the use of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana. Results indicate that private religiosity moderates the relationship between key risk factors and substance use. Public and private religiosity were associated with tolerant injunctive substance use norms which, in turn, were associated with substance use. Implications for research and theory related to religiosity and adolescent substance use are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS); National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: T32DA016184; R25DA026401