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| Published: September 22, 2020

Religious adherence and attitude towards substance abuse among undergraduates

Soumya Simon

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), K. Narayanapura, Kothanur P.O., Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.119/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.119

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The study aimed at finding the relationship between religious adherence and attitude towards substance abuse among undergraduate students. The study also explored the effect of religion and gender on religious adherence and attitude towards substance abuse. The Religious Adherence Inventory and Drug Attitude Scale were used to measure the variables in the study. A sample of 100 undergraduate students consisting of 50 males and 50 females from 6 different collages of Bangalore was collected for the study. Correlation and MANOVA were used for the statistical analysis of the data. The results of the present study showed that there is a negative correlation between religious adherence and attitude towards substance abuse. There was no effect of gender on religious adherence and attitude towards substance abuse but there was an effect of a difference in religion on religious adherence and attitude towards substance abuse. The present research findings can form a basis for formulating psychoeducation programs and interventions for substance abuse.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.119/20200803

10.25215/0803.119

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020