Research on the association between religiosity and premarital sexual behavior has been conducted in theMuslim context, showing mixed results. This cross-sectional, correlational study aimed to analyze the differencesbetween religiosity, self-control, and premarital sexual behavior of female students in both Islamic and public juniorhigh schools. A total of 240 adolescent girls from Islamic and public junior high schools were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney U Test. The results showed that religiosity and sexual behavior of students from both schools were the same,while self-control was different. Furthermore, subjective well-being and goal setting mediated the relationship betweenreligiosity and healthy lifestyle behavior. The findings provide guidance for parents and teachers’ future healthpromotinginterventions regarding premarital sexual behavior.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Islamic Junior High School