Navigation Links
Religious Identity Remains Constant in Teen Years: Study
Date:7/7/2011

THURSDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens maintain their religious identity through high school, even though their participation in church and other religious activities declines, a new study finds.

This was true of teens in all three groups studied -- from Asian, Latin American and European backgrounds -- according to University of California, Los Angeles psychiatry professor Andrew J. Fuligni and colleagues.

The study of 500 teens in the Los Angeles area also found that those from Latin American and Asian backgrounds had higher levels of religious identity, and teens from Latin American backgrounds had higher rates of religious participation.

Changes in religious identity that did occur among some teens were associated with changes in ethnic and family identities. This suggests important links in the development of these social identities during the teen years, the researchers said.

The study was released online recently in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the journal Child Development.

The finding that many teens maintain their religious identity through high school wasn't a surprise, despite perceptions that the teen years are full of angst and turmoil, Fuligni said.

"Greater change likely occurs at prominent points of transition, such as the upcoming transition to adulthood," Fuligni said in a UCLA news release. "Moving away from home, encountering new work environments, attending college, developing long-term romantic relationships -- those markers in our lives -- are all features of the period after high school that may cause more significant change in religious identity."

More information

For more about how spirituality affects family health, visit the Nemours Foundation.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of California, Los Angeles, news release, June 30, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Are the Religious Prone to Obesity?
2. Doctors Religious Beliefs Can Color Their Care of Terminally Ill
3. Healthy families, religious involvement buffer youth against risk factors related to drug abuse
4. Religious Teens Seem Less Prone to Alcohol Abuse
5. Primary care physicians nationwide face clinical ethical conflicts with religious hospitals
6. Teamsters, Religious Leaders Call on Ascension Health to Respect Rights of Workers, Patients and Communities
7. Stanford researchers discover molecular determinant of cell identity
8. To be or not to be? Public event examines question of human identity and consciousness
9. Doctors sense of mission, self-identity key in choice to work in underserved areas
10. The teeth of cadavers reveal their identity
11. MaxID Corp Announces Webinar Series Focused on Identity and Security -- Webinars Cover Topics of TWIC Compliance, Biometrics, Identity Dominance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Religious Identity Remains Constant in Teen Years: Study
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited ... To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated with ... as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , Dr. ... handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands by ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Strategic ... Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP ... that have already resulted in more than a million dollars of capital investment ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group ... Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville ... an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading ... and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced ... Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed ... other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate ... the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ITASCA, Ill. , June 23, 2016  In a startling ... states are failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan ... , a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the ... rating to only four states – Kentucky , ... and Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , a ... its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... on June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: