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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 religiousExpand
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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 andExpand
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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 sexualExpand
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How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study.
The New Family Structures Study (NFSS) is a social-science data-collection project that fielded a survey to a large, random sample of American young adults (ages 18-39) who were raised in differentExpand
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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 descriptiveExpand
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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 towardExpand
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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 largelyExpand
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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 andExpand
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Social Context in the Development of Adolescent Religiosity
Students of religious development in youth tend to focus on characteristics of the child or adolescent and perhaps those of their parents. Although often reflecting standard disciplinary practices,Expand
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Coital debut: The role of religiosity and sex attitudes in the add health survey
Recent reviews suggest that religiosity is associated with the delay of adolescent coital debut (Rostosky, Wilcox, Wright, & Randall, in press; Wilcox, Rostosky, Randall, & Wright, 2001). FewExpand
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