Adolescent religiousness and its influence on substance use: preliminary findings from the Mid-Atlantic School Age Twin Study.

@article{DOnofrio1999AdolescentRA,
  title={Adolescent religiousness and its influence on substance use: preliminary findings from the Mid-Atlantic School Age Twin Study.},
  author={Brian M D'Onofrio and Lenn Murrelle and Lindon J. Eaves and Michael E. Mccullough and James Landis and Hermine H Maes},
  journal={Twin research : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies},
  year={1999},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={156-68}
}
Research has consistently shown that religiousness is associated with lower levels of alcohol and drug use, but little is known about the nature of adolescent religiousness or the mechanisms through which it influences problem behavior in this age group. This paper presents preliminary results from the Mid-Atlantic School Age Twin Study, a prospective, population-based study of 6-18-year-old twins and their mothers. Factor analysis of a scale developed to characterize adolescent religiousness… CONTINUE READING

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