Title

Religiousness, Social Networks, Moral Schemas, and Marijuana Use: A Dynamic Dual-Process Model of Culture and Behavior

Keywords

religion, marijuana, adolescence, culture, social networks, behavior, dual-process model

Abstract

Drawing on insights from a dual-process model of culture, social networks, and behavior, this study develops a model that specifies the associations among religiousness and marijuana use during adolescence and young adulthood. In particular, the model highlights potential reciprocal associations among religiousness, marijuana use, drug-using peer networks, religious peer networks, and moral schemas. Analyses of longitudinal data from the National Survey of Youth and Religion (NSYR; n = 2,276) provide some support for the model. In particular, religious and drug-using peer networks play a key role in understanding how marijuana use and religiousness are mutually related during adolescence and young adulthood.

Original Publication Citation

Hoffmann, John P. 2014. “Religiousness, Social Networks, Moral Schemas, and Marijuana Use: A Dynamic Dual-Process Model of Culture and Behavior.” Social Forces 93(1): 181-208.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014-9

Publisher

Social Forces

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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