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Bullying Victimization and Use of Substances in High School: Does Religiosity Moderate the Association?

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 Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa 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.

Read the full paper HERE​​

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