| Published: June 30, 2019
Sensation Seeking, Risk Taking Behaviour and Self Efficacy among Young Adults
The current study was undertaken for the purpose of studying the Sensation seeking, Risk taking behaviour and Self efficacy among young adults. The study also focused on the influence of demographic variables such as age, sex, education, and residential area of the Young adults. The population of this research was comprised of 100 young adults from various colleges, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. Purposive sampling method was used for the selection of respondents. Sensation seeking was measured with a self report Sensation seeking scale- V developed by Zuckerman (1964), Risk taking behaviour was measured with a self report Domain specific risk taking scale developed by weber et al., (2006), Self efficacy was measured with a self report General self efficacy Scale developed by Schwarzer (1995) were the three questionnaires used in this study. Questionnaires were administered to collect primary data. Sensation Seeking, Self efficacy and Risk taking behaviour were taken as variables under study.
Analysis of data was carried out by applying SPSS 21.0. Chi-Sqiuare and correlation tests were carried out to establish the relation among variables. The results also revealed significant relationship between Sensation seeking , Risk taking behaviour and Self efficacy. Examination of results also shows that demographic variables influence Sensation seeking, Risk taking behaviour and Self efficacy of the young adults. This study has great value for the young adults to understand the risk taking and sensation seeking level of college students.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2019, J.Jerus Albert Britto. J.A, , Selvaraj. B, Janani
Received: May 14, 2019; Revision Received: June 28, 2019; Accepted: June 30, 2019
Published in Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019