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dc.contributor.advisor Moripe, S. Pule, Happy Surprise
dc.contributor.other Mashegoane, S. 2023-02-06T12:32:04Z 2023-02-06T12:32:04Z 2017
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Clinical Psychology) -- University of Limpopo, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract Substantial literature connects religiousness to physical health; however, few studies have explored the influence of religiousness on risk-taking factors among Black first-entering university students. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of religiousness on health risk behaviours among a sample of university students (N = 333) from a predominantly Black university in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The risk behaviours of interest were alcohol consumption, risky sexual behaviours, cigarette smoking, drug use, rates of engagement in physical activity, and patterns of consuming healthy foods daily. The study used a cross-sectional design. Results indicated that intrinsic religiosity was negatively associated with alcohol consumption; risky sexual behaviours, cigarette smoking and drug use, and the effects of gender were present in both relationships. Intrinsic religiosity’s association with alcohol consumption and risky sexual behaviours had no gender effect. Nevertheless, there was no direct relationship between diet and physical engagement, although intrinsic religiosity influenced the students’ engagement in physical activity only in the context of gender. It is recommended that a three-way design may be more effective in uncovering some of the associations between intrinsic religiosity and risk behaviours such as eating a healthy diet and engaging in physical activity. en_US
dc.format.extent 49 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Health risk behaviours en_US
dc.subject Religiousness en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health risk assessment -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Religiousness en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.title The influence of religiousness on the health risk behaviors among first entering university students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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