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The purpose of the present study was to examine the role of intergenerational mother and father intimacy, triangulation and personal authority in predicting emerging adult risk-taking behaviors after controlling for gender, age, GPA, number of siblings, father and mother educational levels .. Participants were between the ages of 18-26, and mainly from two universities in Ankara. Convenience sampling method was used and sample composed of 535 participants (429 female, 106 male). Modified Risk Involvement and Perception Scale (M-RIPS), Personal Authority in Family System (PAFSQ-VC) and a demographic data form which was developed by the researcher were used to collect data. The PAFSQ-VC was adapted into Turkish by the researcher. Two separate multiple hierarchical regression analyses were conducted to evaluate the low and high risk-taking behaviors of emerging adults. Results of the study indicated that demographic variables were more significant variables than family-of-origin variables to predict risk-taking behaviors in emerging adulthood. The results indicated that younger males with low academic achievement, with one or no sibling had high level of personal authority and low level of father intimacy were more likely to involve in low risk taking behaviors. Furthermore, findings revealed that older males whose fathers graduated from secondary and/or high school and had high level of personal authority were more likely to involve in high risk taking behaviors.


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Citation Formats
M. A. Kurşuncu, “Risk involvement in emerging adulthood: the role of personal authority, intergenerational intimacy and family triangulation,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2016.