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Attitudes and perceived approval of drinking as mediators of the relationship between the importance of religion and alcohol use.

Attitudes and perceived approval of drinking as mediators of the relationship between the... Previous research has consistently demonstrated that religiosity and personal importance of religion are associated with lower levels of alcohol use among both adolescents and college students. Although a number of different mechanisms have been proposed to account for this, few studies have empirically examined potential mediators of this relationship. Given the extensive literature on the impact of social norms on the drinking behavior of college students, the present study evaluates the role of perceived drinking norms as a mediator of the relationship between the importance of religion and alcohol use. Specifically, we examined both personal attitudes and perceived injunctive norms with regard to reference groups that vary in their proximity to students (i.e., close friends and typical college students). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs Pubmed

Attitudes and perceived approval of drinking as mediators of the relationship between the importance of religion and alcohol use.

Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs , Volume 68 (3): -401 – Jul 16, 2007

Attitudes and perceived approval of drinking as mediators of the relationship between the importance of religion and alcohol use.


Abstract

Previous research has consistently demonstrated that religiosity and personal importance of religion are associated with lower levels of alcohol use among both adolescents and college students. Although a number of different mechanisms have been proposed to account for this, few studies have empirically examined potential mediators of this relationship. Given the extensive literature on the impact of social norms on the drinking behavior of college students, the present study evaluates the role of perceived drinking norms as a mediator of the relationship between the importance of religion and alcohol use. Specifically, we examined both personal attitudes and perceived injunctive norms with regard to reference groups that vary in their proximity to students (i.e., close friends and typical college students).

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ISSN
1937-1888
DOI
10.15288/jsad.2007.68.410
pmid
17446981

Abstract

Previous research has consistently demonstrated that religiosity and personal importance of religion are associated with lower levels of alcohol use among both adolescents and college students. Although a number of different mechanisms have been proposed to account for this, few studies have empirically examined potential mediators of this relationship. Given the extensive literature on the impact of social norms on the drinking behavior of college students, the present study evaluates the role of perceived drinking norms as a mediator of the relationship between the importance of religion and alcohol use. Specifically, we examined both personal attitudes and perceived injunctive norms with regard to reference groups that vary in their proximity to students (i.e., close friends and typical college students).

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Journal of studies on alcohol and drugsPubmed

Published: Jul 16, 2007

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