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Effect of religion and religiosity on alcohol use in a college student sample.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9543644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two hundred and sixty-three alcohol using college students completed a questionnaire on their levels of alcohol use, problems with alcohol use, reasons for drinking, perceptions of control over drinking, impulsivity, venturesomeness, irrational beliefs, neuroticism, expectations of alcohol effects, depression, social norms, religious affiliation and intrinsic and extrinsic religiosity. Analyses of variance revealed that students with no religious affiliation reported significantly higher levels of drinking frequency and quantity, getting drunk, celebratory reasons for drinking and perceived drinking norms than those of either Catholic or Protestant religious affiliation, while no significant differences across groups were found for alcohol use problems. Protestants reported significantly higher levels of perceived drinking control than Catholics. Intrinsic religiosity, reflecting one's ego involvement with the tenets of one's religion, appeared to play a more important positive role over drinking behavior for Protestants than for Catholics.
Authors:
J A Patock-Peckham; G T Hutchinson; J Cheong; C T Nagoshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Drug and alcohol dependence     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0376-8716     ISO Abbreviation:  Drug Alcohol Depend     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-14     Completed Date:  1998-07-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513587     Medline TA:  Drug Alcohol Depend     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287-1104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Alcohol Drinking / ethnology*,  psychology*
Alcohol-Related Disorders / ethnology
Analysis of Variance
Arizona
Catholicism / psychology
Christianity / psychology*
Female
Humans
Male
Personality
Regression Analysis
Religion and Psychology*
Social Identification*

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