Resiliency factors protecting against teenage alcohol use and smoking: influences of religion, religious involvement and values, and ethnicity in the Missouri Adolescent Female Twin Study.

@article{Heath1999ResiliencyFP,
  title={Resiliency factors protecting against teenage alcohol use and smoking: influences of religion, religious involvement and values, and ethnicity in the Missouri Adolescent Female Twin Study.},
  author={A Christopher Heath and Pamela A. F. Madden and Julia D. Grant and Tara L. McLaughlin and Alexandre A. Todorov and Kathleen K Bucholz},
  journal={Twin research : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies},
  year={1999},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={145-55}
}
The objective of this study was to investigate the contribution of ethnicity (African American vs European/other ancestry), family religious affiliation, religious involvement, and religious values, to risk of alcohol and cigarette use in adolescent girls; and to estimate genetic and shared environmental effects on religious involvement and values. Telephone interviews were conducted with a sample of female like-sex twin pairs, aged 13-20 (n = 1687 pairs, including 220 minority pairs), as well… CONTINUE READING

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