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The Measure of American Religion: Toward Improving the State of the Art
Recently, scholars have devoted renewed attention to the role of religion in American life. Thus, it is important that they use the most effective means available to categorize and study religious
Religion and positive adolescent outcomes: A review of research and theory
I review recent research published in academic journals concerning religious influences on several positive outcomes during adolescence: physical and emotional health, education, volunteering and
Losing My Religion: The Social Sources of Religious Decline in Early Adulthood
Many Americans exhibit declining religiosity during early adulthood. There is no consensus about why this occurs, though longstanding assumptions suggest the secularizing effects of higher education,
Forbidden Fruit: Sex & Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers
Forbidden Fruit tells the definitive story of the sexual values and practices of American teenagers, paying particular attention to how participating in organized religion shapes sexual
Mapping American Adolescent Religious Participation
Sociologists know surprisingly little about the religious lives of adolescents in the United States. This article begins to redress that unfortunate lack of knowledge by examining descriptive
Shaping schooling success: Religious socialization and educational outcomes in metropolitan public schools
This paper analyzes religious socialization as it relates to schooling success. Ipropose and test a multilevel model of involvement in church activities as providing integration and motivation toward
Talking About Sex: Religion and Patterns of Parent–Child Communication about Sex and Contraception
Despite the association between religiousness and conservative sexual attitudes, links between religion and patterns of parent–child communication about sex and birth control are largely
Coital debut: The role of religiosity and sex attitudes in the add health survey
Testing the hypothesis that adolescent religiosity and sex attitudes predict later coital debut and that these predictive relationships vary by gender indicated that beyond demographic factors and number of romantic partners, religiosity reduced the likelihood of coital debuted for both males and females.
Linked Lives, Faith, and Behavior: Intergenerational Religious Influence on Adolescent Delinquency
Research on religion and delinquency has generally concluded that only minorforms of delinquency are affected by religious commitments. However, parents have not often been the focus of religion and