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Dimensions of Religiosity and Access to Religious Social Capital: Correlates with Substance Use Among Urban Adolescents.
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PMID:  23139081     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although some evidence indicates that religiosity may be protective against substance use in the urban youth population, limited research has investigated the effects of multiple dimensions of religiosity on substance use in this population. In this study, a sample of 301 urban adolescents was used (a) to test the effects of three dimensions of religiosity (social religiosity, perceived religious support, and private religiosity) as well as proximity to religious institutions and (b) to determine their correlates with tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use. It was hypothesized that all three dimensions of religiosity would act as protective factors against all types of substance use and that proximity to religious institutions from adolescents' routine locations would also serve as a protective factor against any type of substance use. Results of logistic regression analysis showed that social religiosity and perceived religious support were protective against marijuana and tobacco use, respectively. Private religiosity was not protective against any type of substance use. Proximity to religious institutions was protective against alcohol use. These findings suggest the importance of examining multiple dimensions of religiosity when investigating substance use in urban youth and offer initial evidence of the importance of proximity to religious institutions as a protective factor against substance use.
Authors:
Michael J Mason; Christopher Schmidt; Jeremy Mennis
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of primary prevention     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-6547     ISO Abbreviation:  J Prim Prev     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8213457     Medline TA:  J Prim Prev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 980489, Richmond, VA, 23298-0489, USA, mjmason@vcu.edu.
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