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  • Teen religiosity and fertility in adulthood in a Canadian prairie province.
    Trovato, Frank (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 271-284.

    Analyzes telephone survey data from married women aged 20-49 living with husbands in Alberta; reported religiosity in teenage years predicted larger families.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Adolescence; Canada, Alberta; Family size; Religiosity
  • Demonic influence: The negative mental health effects of belief in demons
    Nie, Fanhao, and Daniel V.A. Olson (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 498-515.

    Analyzes 2003-08 panel National Study of Youth and Religion (US.A.) data. Belief in malevolent spirits predicts lower mental health scores among adolescents & declines in the scores in young adulthood.

    Associated Search Terms: Devil; Young adults; Youth; Belief; Panel study; Mental health; Adolescents
  • Parental religiosity and youth religiosity: Variations by family structure.
    Petts, Richard J. (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:1: 95-120.

    Analyzes 2002 & '05 survey data from U.S.A. youths. Parental attendance predicts youth attendance. Youths from step-parent families, never-married single-parent families, & co-habiting families were less likely to attend, irrespective of parental religiosity. Family structure did not affect parental religiosity predicting closeness to God or private religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Family; Practice; Socialization; Devotionalism
  • Changes in religiosity across the transition to young adulthood.
    Chan, Melissa, Kim M. Tsai, and Andrew J. Fuligni (2015)
    Journal of Youth and Adolescence 144: 1555-1566.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescence; Young adults; Youth; Religiosity
  • Family disruption and racial variation in adolescent and emerging adult religiosity.
    Denton, Melinda Lundquist, and Julian Culver (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:2: 222-239.

    Analyzes 2002-03 National Study of Youth and Religion (U.S.A.) data; religiosity declines after parental divorce among white but not among African American emerging adults.

    Associated Search Terms: Young adults; Religiosity; Adolescents; Divorce; Family; Race
  • The youth crisis model of conversion: An idea whose time has passed?
    Lewis, James R. (2014)
    Numen: International Rwview for the History of Religions 65:5-6: 594-614.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescence; Conversion; Youth
  • Wrestling the devil: Conversion and exit from Central American gangs.
    Brenneman, Robert (2014)
    Latin American Research Reveiw 49 (special issue): 112-128.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Gang; Adolescents; Latin America
  • Les héritiers du baby-boom. Jeunes et religion au Québec.
    Gauthier, François, and Jean-Philippe Perreault (2013)
    Social Compass 60:4: 527-543.

    Quebec adolescents continue the non-practice of religion of their parents' generation. The label "Catholic" persists, however. There is an experiential religiosity decoupled from its would-be institutional embodiment.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Adolescents; Generations; Individualism; Canada, Quebec
  • A Person-centered Examination of Adolescent Religiosity using Latent Class Analysis.
    Pearce, Lisa D., E. Michael Foster, and Jessica Halliday Hardie (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 57-79.

    Latent class analysis of 2002-03 telephone interview data from a representative sample of U.S.A. teenagers. Finds 5 classes: abiders, adapters, assenters, avoiders, atheists.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Latent class analysis; Adolescents; Methods
  • The effects of R-rated movies on adolescent and young adult religiosity: media as self-socialization.
    Davignon, Phil (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 615-628.

    Analyzes 2003, '05, & '07 data from the National Study of Youth and Religion. Adolescents self-socialize by viewing R-rated movies, & that predicts less attendance but not less belief.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Belief; Youth; Socialization; Practice; Media
  • The association between sucidal ideation, explicit religion and implicit religion: An empirical enquiry among 13 to 15 year-old adolescents.
    Francis, Leslie J. (2013)
    Implicit Religion 16:1: 93-109.

    Operationalizes implicit religion as believing one can be a good Christian without attending church. analyzes questionnaire data from English & Welsh 13-15 year old students. Implicit religion was not associated with lower levels of suicide ideation.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Adolescents; Great Britain, England; Great Britain, Wales; Implicit religion; Practice; Students, secondary
  • Family Structure, Family Disruption, and Profiles of Adolescent Religiosity.
    Denton, Melinda Lundquist (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:1: 42-64.

    Analyzes 2003 & '08 National (U.S.A.) Study of Youth and Religion telephone survey data. Parental breakups are related to changes in adolescents' religious engagement, either increasing or decreasing it. Uses 5 levels of religious engagement: abiders, adapters, assenters, avoiders, atheists.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Divorce; Family
  • The religiosity of young people growing up in poverty.
    Vincett, Giselle, and Elizabeth Olson (2012)
    In L. Woodhead and R. Catto (eds.) Religion and Change in Modern Britain. London: Routledge, pp. 196-202.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Great Britain; Poor
  • Investigating the Role of Religion-supported Secular Programs for Explaining Initiation into First Sex.
    Adamczyk, Amy (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 324-342.

    Analyzes 2002-03 telephone interview data from American teens; conservative attitudes about sexual activity rather than involvement in religiously sponsored secular youth activities explains the delayed initation into sex by the more religious adolescents.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual activity; Adolescents
  • The pagan explosion revisited: A statistical post mortem on the teen witch fad.
    Lewis, James R. (2012)
    Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 14:1: 128-139.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Pagan; Witch
  • The "friendship dynamics of religion," or the "religious dynamics of friendship"? A social network analysis of adolescents who attend small schools.
    Cheadle, Jacob E., and Philip Schwadel (2012)
    Social Science Research 41:5: 1198-1212.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Homophily; Network; Students, secondary
  • Choosing my Religion: Young People's Personal Christian Knowledge.
    Collins-Mayo, Sylvia (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociological Perspectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 14-163.

    Based on 2004-07 questionnaire & interview data fro English young people (aged 8-23); reports beliefs & sources of religious knowledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, England; Children; Belief; Adolescents
  • Constructing profiles of religious agreement and disagreement between adolescents and mothers: A research note.
    Noonan, Anne E., Allison Tracy, and Jennifer M. Grossman (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 239-254.

    Analyzes interview data from adolescents & mothers in Wave 1 (1994-95) of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health survey (U.S.A.). Develops a typology of child/mother relationships based on religious items.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Salience; Prayer; Practice; Dyad; Family
  • The effect of religion-supported programs on health-related behaviors in adolescence.
    Adamczyk, Amy, and Jacob Felson (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 469-497.

    Analyzes 2002-05 telephone interview data from U.S.A. teenagers. Involvement in religiously-sponsored non-religious activities is related to more positive outcomes, compared to participation in similar non-religiously sponsored activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Alcohol; Well-being; Health; Adolescents; Sexual activity
  • Youth group cliques: How religious goals can disguise discriminatory group dynamics.
    Herzog, Patricia Snell, and Robert Wedow (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 217-238.

    Based on field notes & interviews in an Evangelical & a mainline Protestant church youth group in northern Indiana. In-group/out-group patterns showed the former to be higher socio-economic status than the latter.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Stratification; Youth groups; Adolescents
  • Young people in mixed faith families: A case of knowledge and experience of two traditions?
    Arweck, Elisabeth, and Eleanor Nesbitt (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociological Perpectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 57-75.

    Based on 2006-09 open-ended interviews with young people & their parents. The parents' connectedness to their religion & the grandparents' accessibility & acceptance of the grandchildren were important for the transmission of faith traditions.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Mixed-faith families; Family; Adolescents; Great Britain
  • Measurement of religiosity/spirituality in adolescent health outcomes research: trends and recommendations.
    Cotton, Sian, Meghan E. McGrady, and Susan L. Rosenthal (2012)
    Journal of Religion and Health 49:4: 414-444.

    Associated Search Terms: Methods; Spirituality scale; Spirituality; Religiosity; Measurement; Health; Adolescence; Religiosity scale
  • The Influence of Religion on Adolescent Family Life in England: An Explanatory Study of the Views of Young People and Parents.
    Horwath, Jan, Janet Lees, and Peter Sidebotham (2012)
    Social Compass 59:2: 257-275.

    British adolescents had religious beliefs, based on family & peer expectations rather than on church authorities'.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Family; Students, secondary; Adolescents; Focus group
  • Faith, Family, and Teen Dating: Examining the Effects of Personal and Household Religiosity on Adolescent Romantic Relationships.
    Bartkowski, John P., Xiaohe Xu, and Kristi M. Fondren (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:3: 248-265.

    Analyzes 2002 U.S.A. telephone interview data from teenagers; shows religious effects on dating.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Dating; Courtship
  • Evaluating the direction of effects in the relationship between religious versus non-religious activities, academic success and substance use.
    Good, Marie, and Teena Willoughby (2011)
    Journal of Youth and Adolescence 40: 680-693.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Drug; Education
  • Religious education in the experience of young people from mixed-faith families.
    Arweck, Elisabeth, and Eleanor Nisbett (2011)
    British Journal of Religious Education 33:1: 1-15.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Family; Children; Adolescents
  • The association of religion and virginity status among Brazilian adolescents.
    Ogland, Curtis P., Xiaohe Xu, John P. Bartkowski, and Emmanuelle G. Ogland (2011)
    Journal of Adolescent Health 48:6: 651-653.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual activity; Brazil; Adolescents
  • Religious Resources or Differential Returns? Early Religious Socialization and Declining Attendance in Emerging Adulthood.
    Vaidyanathan, Brandon (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:2: 366-387.

    Analyzes 2002-03 & 2007-08 National (U.S.A.) Study of Youth and Religion data. Socialization factors explain declines in practice, but differently across traditions.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Socialization; Adolescents
  • Social norms and the relationship between cigarette use and religiosity among adolescents in the United States.
    Gryczynski, Jan, and Brian W. Ward (2011)
    Health Education & Behavior 38:1: 39-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Norm; Tobacco
  • Why Can't we Be Friends: The Role of Religious Congregation-based Social Contact for Close Interracial Adolescent Friendships.
    Tavares, Carlos Daniel (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 439-453.

    Based on telephone interview data from Americans aged 13-17; multi-racial congregations lead to adolescents having other-race friends.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Adolescents; Congregation; Race; Parish
  • The Effect of Religious Short-term Mission Trips on Youth Civic Engagement.
    Beyerlein, Kraig, Jenny Trinitapoli, and Gary Adler (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:4: 780-795.

    Analyzes 2002-03 telephone interview National Survey of Youth Religion data (U.S.A.): going on a mission trip increases the likelihood of subsequent civic activity, especially religiously-based volunteer work.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Volunteering; Missions; Civic engagement
  • Explanations for religious influence on adolescent sexual behavior in Brazil.
    Verona, Anal Paula (2011)
    Revista Brasileira de Estudos de Populacão 28:187-201.

    Review of the lierature on adolescent sexual behavior in Brazil in the light of Christian Smith's proposed pathways of influence on adolescent sexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Sexual activity; Smith, Christian; Adolescents
  • Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America.
    Brenneman, Robert (2011)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on interviews with males who transitioned out of gangs and into Pentecostal religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Gang; Adolescents; Conversion; Pentecostal, Guatemala; Pentecostal, Honduras; Pentecostal, El Salvador
  • "A Gift from God": Adolescent Motherhood and Religion in Brazilian Favelas.
    Steele, Liza G. (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:1: 4-27.

    Based on interviews in Rio de Janeiro with & about adolescent unmarried mothers; finds moral flexibility in the Catholic & Pentecostal churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Poverty; Sexual activity; Brazil, Rio de Janeiro; Moral
  • Protective associations of importance of religion and frequency of service atendance with depression risk, suicidal behaviours and substance use in adolescents in Nova Scotia, Canada.
    Rasic, Daniel, Steve Kisely, and Donald B. Langille (2011)
    Journal of Affective Disorders 132:3: 389-395.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Drug; Salience; Suicide; Depression; Adolescents; Canada, Nova Scotia
  • Religious change during confirmation time.
    Niemelä, Kati (2010)
    In F. Schweitzer, W. Ilg, and H. Simojoki (eds.) Confirmation Work in Europe: Empirical Results, Experiences and Challenges. a Comparative Study from Seven Countries. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, pp. 244-253.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents
  • "Believing in Belonging": An Exploration of young People's Social Contexts and Constructions of Belief.
    Day, Abby (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 97-103.

    Based on interviews with adolescents in Great Britain; respondents locate morals, transcendence, or meaning in the everyday & social.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Great Britain
  • The Faith of Generation Y.
    Collins-Mayo, Sylvia, Bob Mayo, and Sally Nash, with Christopher Cocksworth (2010)
    London: Chuch House Publishing.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Children; Adolescents
  • Young people's identity formation in mixed-faith families: Continuity or discontinuity of religious tradition.
    Arweck, Elisabeth, and Eleanor Nisbett (2010)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 25:1: 67-87.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Identity; Children; Adolescents
  • Religion and Adolescent Immigrants in Italy: A Case of Identifying With or Turning Away from their Communities?
    Ricucci, Roberta (2010)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 25:3: 419-436.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Italy; Adolescents
  • Towards a Common Sense Religion? The Young and Religion in Italy.
    Giordan, Giuseppe (2010)
    Implicit Religion 13:3: 261-274.

    Survey data from 18-year-olds in Italy show divergence on some issues between those who attend, those who have a religion but do not attend, the regular attenders, & those who never attend, but little divergence on other issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Pluralism; Italy
  • Religion and Adolescent Sexual Behavior.
    Regnerus, Mark D. (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 61-85.

    Based on 1994 & '95 American survey data (Add Health) & 2002 National Survey of Youth Religion data. Religion lessens the likelihood of adolescent sexual activity, but indirectly through a norm-supporting environment. Sexual activity among adolescents has an inverse effect on religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual activity; Adolescents
  • A Faith of Their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America's Adolescents.
    Pearce, Lisa D., and Melinda Lundquist Denton (2010)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Adolescents
  • On "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism" as US Teenagers' Actual, Tacit, de facto Religious Faith.
    Smith, Christian (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 41-46.

    Summarizes the author's previous research, which showed most U.S.A. teenagers to have a moralistic, therapeutic, deist religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; United States
  • Religious Development: How (and Why) Does Religiosity Change from Adolescence to Young Adulthood?
    Desmond, Scott A., Kristopher H. Morgan, and George Kikuchi (2010)
    Sociological Perspectives 53:2: 247-270.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Youth; Adolescence
  • The Spirituality of Young Australians.
    Mason, Michael C. (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 55-62.

    Summarizes 2005 interview & survey data from Australians aged 13-24. Australian youth had largely abandoned traditional religion & had not replaced it with any systematic worldview.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth; Spirituality; Adolescents; Australia
  • Religious Influences on Teenage Childbearing among Brazilian Female Adolescents: A Research Note.
    Ogland, Curtis P., Thankam S. Sunil, John P. Bartkowski, and Xiaohe Xu (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:4: 754-760.

    Analyzes 2006 survey data from females aged 15-19 in Brazil; religious affiliation, especially Pentecostal, reduced the likelihood of teenage childbearing.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Brazil; Fertility; Sexual activity
  • How religious, social, and cultural capital factors influence educational aspirations of African American adolescents.
    Al-Fadhli, Hussain, and Thomas Kersen (2010)
    Journal of Negro Education 79:3: 380-389.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Adolescents; Cultural capital; Education
  • Gangs, Sectarianism and Social Capital: A Qualitative Study of Young People in Scotland.
    Deuchar, Ross J., and Chris Holligan (2010)
    Sociology 44:1: 13-30.

    Focus group data fail to make it clear that sectarianism is a factor in territorial boy groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Gang; Great Britain, Scotland, Glasgow; Sectarianism
  • Jewish Teenagers' Syncretism.
    Schwadel, Philip (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 51:3:324-332.

    Analyzes 2002-03 telephone interview data from U.S.A. teenagers & one of their parents; Jewish teenagers show more syncretism than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Jewish, U.S.A.; Adolescents
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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