Intrinsic religiosity and substance use in intercollegiate athletes

Eric A. Storch, Jason B. Storch, Adrienne Kovacs, Aubree Okun, Eric Welsh

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Abstract

Although there has been little research examining religiosity in athletes, recent evidence suggests that it may play an important role in the lives of some athletes. The present study investigated the relationship of intrinsic religiosity to substance use in intercollegiate athletes. The Intrinsic Religiosity subscale of the Duke Religion Index, the Alcohol Problems subscale of the Personality Assessment Inventory, and two questions assessing marijuana and other drug use were completed by 105 varsity athletes. Findings indicated that intrinsic religiosity was inversely associated with alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use. Implications of these findings for sport practitioners are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-252
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Drug use
  • Duke Religion Index
  • Religion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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Intrinsic religiosity and substance use in intercollegiate athletes. / Storch, Eric A.; Storch, Jason B.; Kovacs, Adrienne; Okun, Aubree; Welsh, Eric.

In: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Vol. 25, No. 2, 01.01.2003, p. 248-252.

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Storch, Eric A. ; Storch, Jason B. ; Kovacs, Adrienne ; Okun, Aubree ; Welsh, Eric. / Intrinsic religiosity and substance use in intercollegiate athletes. In: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 2003 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 248-252.
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