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Intrinsic Religiosity, Personality Traits, and Adolescent Risky Behaviors

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Abstract


  • We investigate the relationship between self-reported importance of religion and risky behaviors in adolescence using data from a large and detailed longitudinal study of English teenagers. We use school and individual fixed effects, and treatment effects with inverse-probability-weighted regression adjustment, controlling for a rich set of characteristics, including individual personality traits. Our results show that individuals with low religiosity are more likely to engage in risky health behaviors.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Mendolia, S., Paloyo, A. & Walker, I. (2019). Intrinsic Religiosity, Personality Traits, and Adolescent Risky Behaviors. BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 19 (3), 20180311-1-20180311-16.

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  • 2-s2.0-85067524632

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  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2616&context=buspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1598

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Start Page


  • 20180311-1

End Page


  • 20180311-16

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • We investigate the relationship between self-reported importance of religion and risky behaviors in adolescence using data from a large and detailed longitudinal study of English teenagers. We use school and individual fixed effects, and treatment effects with inverse-probability-weighted regression adjustment, controlling for a rich set of characteristics, including individual personality traits. Our results show that individuals with low religiosity are more likely to engage in risky health behaviors.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Mendolia, S., Paloyo, A. & Walker, I. (2019). Intrinsic Religiosity, Personality Traits, and Adolescent Risky Behaviors. BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 19 (3), 20180311-1-20180311-16.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85067524632

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2616&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1598

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 20180311-1

End Page


  • 20180311-16

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Germany