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| Published: June 30, 2019

Sensation Seeking, Risk Taking Behaviour and Self Efficacy among Young Adults

J.Jerus Albert Britto

Guest Lecturer Of Psychology, Government Arts College, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. B.Selvaraj

Associate Professor Of Psychology, Government Arts College, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ms. Janani

II M.Sc Psychology, Government Arts College, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.118/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.118

ABSTRACT

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.

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J.Jerus Albert Britto @ jerusmphil.reg@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.118/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.118

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019

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