The Influence of Western Religious Belief on Substance Use Among College Students
Evidence shows that consumption of substances such as alcohol, and ecstasy is increasing which may cause problems in the university population. There are several approaches for the prevention and treatment of drug use and included among these is "religion" and its influence in a student's life. Research has shown that drug use is less frequent among those with strong religious commitment, involvement and participation. Religiosity is a possible factor that may ameliorate the drug use among college students. The purpose of this study is to examine the possible relationship between a student's religious belief and the impact of that attitude of commitment on substance use. Students at the University of Central Florida participated in this study. Participants included 20 males and 96 females that ranged in age from 18-51 years old. The CORE Alcohol and Drug Survey (FIPSE, 1990) and the Age Universal 1/E Scale by Gorsuch and Venable (1983) were utilized.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; College students -- Drug use; Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Religious aspects; Substance abuse -- Religious aspects
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Huayamares, Silvana, "The Influence of Western Religious Belief on Substance Use Among College Students" (2004). HIM 1990-2015. 417.