Adolescent risk behaviors and religion: findings from a national study.

@article{Sinha2007AdolescentRB,
  title={Adolescent risk behaviors and religion: findings from a national study.},
  author={Jill W Sinha and Ram A. Cnaan and Richard J. Gelles},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={231-49}
}
Too few studies have assessed the relationship between youth risk behaviors and religiosity using measures which captured the varied extent to which youth are engaged in religion. This study applied three measures of religiosity and risk behaviors. In addition, this study ascertained information about youths' participation in religious activities from a parent or caretaker. Based on a national random sample of 2004 teens (ages 11-18), this study indicates that youth perceive religion as… CONTINUE READING