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Adolescent Risky Behavior, Spirituality, and Coping


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Abstract (summary)

An ecological model of health identifies personality, developmental, and cultural factors as contributing to adolescent risk-taking behaviors. One hundred fifteen adolescents from youth groups and a private school participated in this study, completing self-report packets that examined the association between religiosity and adolescent health through this lens. Specifically, it was predicted that sensation-seeking personality type, religious coping, and faith maturity would account for a significant portion of the variance in adolescent risky behavior. Results produced a regression model that accounted for 19% of the variance. Benevolent religious reappraisal, seeking support, and religious focus accounted for 95% of this variance, suggesting that adolescents who employ these coping skills are less likely to engage in risk behaviors than their peers.

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Subject
Behavioral psychology;
Clinical psychology;
Spirituality
Classification
0384: Behavioral psychology
0622: Clinical psychology
0647: Spirituality
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Psychology; Adolescents; Coping; Risk behavior; Spirituality
Title
Adolescent Risky Behavior, Spirituality, and Coping
Author
Arnold, Christina Mae
Number of pages
103
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
1058
Source
DAI-B 72/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124967257
Advisor
Olson, Lynn
University/institution
Regent University
University location
United States -- Virginia
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3480411
ProQuest document ID
897934490
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/897934490
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