Adolescents' perceptions of their risk-taking behavior.

J. Gonzalez, T. Field, R. Yando, K. Gonzalez, D. Lasko, D. Bendell

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A questionnaire comprised of several self-report scales was administered to 440 adolescents to assess differences between high and low sports and danger risk takers on relationship and personality variables. Sports risk takers reported more danger-related risk taking and more drug use but higher self-esteem than did nonrisk takers. Danger risk takers reported greater sports-related risk taking and more drug use as well as less intimacy with their mothers, less family responsibility taking, and less depression than did their nonrisk-taking counterparts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-709
Number of pages9
Issue number115
StatePublished - Sep 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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    Gonzalez, J., Field, T., Yando, R., Gonzalez, K., Lasko, D., & Bendell, D. (1994). Adolescents' perceptions of their risk-taking behavior. Adolescence, 29(115), 701-709.