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The Role of Religion and Religiosity in Alcohol Consumption in Adolescents in Spain

  • Belén Charro BaenaEmail author
  • Carmen Meneses
  • Jose M. Caperos
  • María Prieto
  • Jorge Uroz
Original Paper
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Abstract

This study explored the relationship between religion, religiosity and alcohol consumption in a sample of 2.890 adolescents (ages 12–18) in Madrid, Spain. Results showed that non-believers were the group that consume and abuse alcohol the most, as opposed to Catholics. Besides, religiosity was related to a lower alcohol use. Therefore, religion and religiosity in Spanish adolescents appear to be related to a low alcohol use. This contribution may help to clarify the risk and protection factors for alcohol consumption by adolescents and contribute to strengthening the preventive actions.

Keywords

Alcohol use Alcohol abuse Adolescents Religion Religiosity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity Pontificia ComillasMadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and Social WorkUniversity Pontificia ComillasMadridSpain

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