The relationship between religiosity and drug-use among adolescents
The aim of the research carried out on a representative sample in Romanian, Hungarian and German classes in Cluj/Kolozsvar among secondary school students (N= 1.047) was - on addition to the data collection referring to the epidemiology of smoking habits, alcohol and drug use to clarify the role of religiosity from the predictors of drug-use. The religious denomination, religious upbringing, public and private worship, religious self-esteem, as well as the INSPIRIT-scale (Index of Core Spiritual Experiences) were used to identify intrinsic religiosity. The measured low level of extrinsic religiosity led to higher proportion of drug-users. The findings suggest that among students with high level of intrinsic religiosity there is significantly lower level of drug-use.
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