ERIC Number: EJ525467
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Religion and the Well-Being of Adolescents.
Donahue, Michael J.; Benson, Peter L.
Journal of Social Issues, v51 n2 p145-60 Sum 1995
Presents a literature review on the relationship between religiousness and adolescent well-being. Among the findings is that religiousness is positively associated with prosocial values and behavior; negatively related to suicide ideation and attempts, substance abuse, premature sexual involvement, and delinquency. Policy suggestions are offered for integrating religion's prosocial influences into larger societal programs. (GR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Theme issue topic: "Religious Influences on Personal and Societal Well-Being."