Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2015

Zuckerman’s Alternative Five Factor Model and Risk Taking Behavior

Pradeep Kumar

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, K.U. Kurukshetra Google Scholar More about the auther

, Umed Singh

Professor, Department of Psychology, K.U. Kurukshetra Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.104/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.104


This study was designed to investigate the relationship between risk taking behavior/perception and five factors of personality (AFFM). To realize the main objective of the study Domain-Specific Risk-Taking Scale and Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire were administered on a group of 57 subjects ranging in age from 18 to 24 years. Obtained data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics and Pearson’s correlations. Correlational analysis revealed Activity and Sociability to be positively correlated with all the five domains of risk taking behavior/perception i.e. Ethical, Financial, Health/Safety, Recreational and Social. Neuroticism-Anxiety has correlated negatively with Financial, Health/Safety, and Recreational domains of risk taking. Aggression-Hostility has correlated negatively with Health/Safety. Impulsive-Sensation Seeking has corresponded positively with domains of risk taking viz Financial, Health/Safety and Social.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015