Religiosity as a Substance Use Protective Factor Among Female College Students

Richard Isralowitz, Alexander Reznik, Orly Sarid, Adi Dagan, Orli Grinstein-Cohen, Vered Yeflach Wishkerman

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Research exists about religiosity as a substance use protective factor. However, there is little attention of this issue regarding Israeli female college students. Undergraduate religious and secular students were studied. Religious students reported lower last month tobacco, alcohol, cannabis and non-medical prescription drug use. Secular females who smoked, missed class because of party habits and reported easy access to cannabis had a higher probability of binge drinking. This study contributes to knowledge about religiosity and college student substance use, and it provides useful information for their mental health and well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1451-1457
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2018


  • College students
  • Religiosity
  • Substance use
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Religious studies


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