Predictors of risk-taking behaviors among Turkish adolescents

2011-01-01
Ozmen, Onur
Sümer, Zeynep
This study aims to investigate the role of age gender sensation-seeking self esteem and locus of control in predicting low and high-risk-taking behaviors of Turkish adolescents Participants (n = 867) were from three state high schools in Ankara The Risk Involvement Questionnaire (RIQ) Arnett Inventory of Sensation-Seeking (AISS) Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) and Rotter Internal-External Locus of Control Scale (IELOC) were used to collect data Hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicated that except self-esteem all other variables were significantly related to adolescent low-risk behaviors Results also revealed that sensation-seeking age and locus of control explained only 5% of the variance of high-risk behaviors of Turkish adolescents (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved
PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES

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Citation Formats
O. Ozmen and Z. Sümer, “Predictors of risk-taking behaviors among Turkish adolescents,” PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, pp. 4–9, 2011, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/36137.