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| Published: September 30, 2017

Social Support, Self-Control, Religiousness and Engagement in High Risk-Behaviors among Adolescents

Qutaiba Agbaria

Assistant professor, Psychology and Counseling Department, An- Najah National University, Palestine Google Scholar More about the auther

, Denise Ziya Berte

Assistant professor, An- Najah Child Institute, An- Najah National University, Palestine Google Scholar More about the auther

, Fayez Azez Mahamid

Assistant professor, Psychology and Counseling Department, An- Najah National University, Palestine Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.142/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.142

ABSTRACT

This research explored links between social support, self-control, religiousness and engagement in risk-behaviors among adolescents in Palestine. Results found that higher scores on social support correlated with lower scores on risk behaviors, while higher levels of self-control were correlated with lower scores on specific behaviors including drinking, smoking and drug use. Higher scores on religiousness were correlated with lower levels of drinking, drug use and premature sexual activity. While the parameters of the factors must be discovered, the implications of these findings for research are ample and include not only the mechanism of the relationships but how to enhance the protective factors in potentially disenfranchised youth in Palestine.

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Qutaiba Agbaria @ qutaiba100psych@yahoo.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.142/20170404

10.25215/0404.142

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017