Religiosity as a Substance Use Protective Factor Among Female College Students
Research exists about religiosity as a substance use protective factor. However, there is little attention of this issue regarding Israeli female college students. Undergraduate religious and secular students were studied. Religious students reported lower last month tobacco, alcohol, cannabis and non-medical prescription drug use. Secular females who smoked, missed class because of party habits and reported easy access to cannabis had a higher probability of binge drinking. This study contributes to knowledge about religiosity and college student substance use, and it provides useful information for their mental health and well-being.
KeywordsReligiosity Women College students Substance use
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All procedures performed in this study involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the universities’ institutional research committees and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Procedures were approved by the institutional review boards of the universities involved. All student data were collected in an anonymous and voluntary manner.
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