Religiosity, refusal efficacy, and substance use among African-American adolescents and young adults.

@article{Nasim2006ReligiosityRE,
  title={Religiosity, refusal efficacy, and substance use among African-American adolescents and young adults.},
  author={Aashir Nasim and Shawn O. Utsey and Rosalie Corona and Faye Z Belgrade},
  journal={Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={29-49}
}
Research points toward multiple pathways (i.e., psychosocial domains) through which religiosity influences substance use behaviors. This study examined whether refusal efficacy mediated the relationship between religiosity and substance use in African-American adolescents and young adults. Four hundred thirty-five urban and rural African-Americans, aged between 12 and 25, completed measures of private and public religiosity, refusal efficacy, and substance use (i.e., tobacco, alcohol, marijuana… CONTINUE READING

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