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Parents, Religion Guard Against College Drinking

(3/12/2013)

Parents, Religion Guard Against College Drinking
Science Daily
March 5, 2013

Religious college students report less alcohol use than their classmates -- and the reason may have to do with how their parents handle stress, according to new research by a Michigan State University scholar.  The study found that students who used religious practices such as praying and meditating as a coping mechanism reported less frequent alcohol use and less heavy drinking.  Further, the parents of those students reported using religious or spiritual practices when facing stress, which was linked to the behaviors reported by the students. This suggests the parents' behavior had an effect on their children's coping practices, said Zaje Harrell, MSU assistant professor of psychology.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130305090958.htm

 


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