Youth religiosity and substance use : A meta-analysis from 1995 to 2007

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-266
Journal / PublicationPsychological Reports
Volume105
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

In this meta-analysis, the magnitude of the protective effects of religiosity on youth involvement in substance use was investigated. Based on 22 studies in peer-reviewed journals published between 1995 and 2007, the average weighted mean correlation was Zr = .16, significant regardless of the definitions of religiosity. The homogeneity test of variance showed consistent protective effects of religiosity on four types of substance use, namely, alcohol, cigarette, marijuana, and other illicit drugs. © Psychological Reports 2009.

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Youth religiosity and substance use : A meta-analysis from 1995 to 2007. / Yeung, Jerf W.K.; Chan, Yuk-Chung; Lee, Boris L.K.

In: Psychological Reports, Vol. 105, No. 1, 08.2009, p. 255-266.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review