Peer/Individual Protective Factors

Religiosity
Young people who have preconceived ideas about certain activities are less vulnerable to becoming involved with antisocial behaviors because they have already adopted a social norm against those activities
  • How often do you attend religious services or activities?
Belief in the Moral Order
Young People who have a belief in what is "right" or "wrong" are less likely to use drugs
  • I think it is okay to take something without asking, if you can get away with it
  • I think it's okay to cheat at school
  • It's okay to beat people up if they start the fight
  • It is important to be honest with your parents, even if they become upset or you get punished