Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use continue to pose serious public health concerns among youth. While bullying victimization has been identified as a risk factor, religiosity has proven to be a protective factor for adolescent substance use. No previous research however has examined the potential moderating role of religiosity on the association between bullying victimization and substance use.
In an attempt to contribute to filling this gap, researchers from the American University of Beirut (AUB) – Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), Graduate Public Health Program and the University of Iowa College of Public Health published a new study entitled “Bullying Victimization and Use of Substances in High School: Does Religiosity Moderate the Association?”.
The main goal is to explore the association between bullying victimization and substance use in adolescents with low and high levels of religiosity.Friday Letter Submission