عنوان مقاله [English]
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between religiosity and high-risk behaviors among young people in Mashhad. In this study, the incidence of high-risk behaviors and the level of religiosity among the youth of Mashhad and the effect of religiosity on high-risk behaviors were assessed. This research was conducted in a cross-sectional and cross-sectional fashion. Data were collected from 384 young people in Mashhad. Multi-stage cluster sampling method and risk-based behavior assessment tool have been the Iranian youth's risk assessment questionnaire. In this regard, reliability and validity of the scale have been confirmed through Cronbach's alpha and content validity. Cronbach's alpha was more than 0.7 in all constructs and data were analyzed using SPSS and Amos statistical software. The findings showed that risky behaviors among boys were more than girls, but there was no significant difference between boys and girls’ religiosity in Mashhad city. There was no significant relationship between age with high-risk behaviors and religiosity. The average of risky behaviors of single young people in terms of tendency towards alcohol, tendency towards violence, tendency to sexual behaviors and high-risk driving tendency higher than married, and average marital religion in all dimensions (except for knowledge dimension) were more than single. The results showed a significant and inverse relation between religiosity and its dimensions with risky behaviors and its dimensions. In other words, increasing the level of religiosity, committing risky behaviors would decrease. In the dimensions of religiosity, the ritual dimension and consequence dimension in general have the highest effect on the variable of risky behaviors.