Religion and the Well‐Being of Adolescents

  title={Religion and the Well‐Being of Adolescents},
  author={Michael J. Donahue and Peter L. Benson},
  journal={Journal of Social Issues},
A literature review of the relation between religiousness and adolescent well-being is presented, along with new analyses from a large adolescent data base. It is found that the average level of religiousness of U.S. adolescents has not declined recently, although it does appear to decrease on average across the years of adolescence. African Americans are more religious than whites, and girls are more religious than boys. Religiousness is positively associated with prosocial values and behavior… 
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