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dc.contributor.authorDuangpatra, Krisna NK
dc.contributor.authorBradley, Graham L
dc.contributor.authorGlendon, A Ian
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:16:43Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:16:43Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-06-11T04:26:43Z
dc.identifier.issn0193-3973
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.appdev.2008.12.011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29238
dc.description.abstractYoung adults' behaviors are frequently characterized by risk-taking and recklessness. Few studies have examined the correlates of risk and reckless behaviors in emerging adults. Drawing on theories emphasising multifactorial effects of personality, social, and cognitive variables, this study explores psychosocial factors contributing to risk and three types of reckless behaviors in a sample of 18-29 (N=607) year olds. Predictors were sensation seeking, anti-social peer influence, and present and future time perspectives. Sensation seeking predicted self-reported risk behaviors and reckless sexual behaviors, while peer influence predicted self-reported reckless substance use and reckless sexual behaviors. Present time perspective predicted reckless substance use, while future time perspective predicted reckless sexual behaviors. Several relationships were moderated by sex or age. The study extends understanding of risk-taking and recklessness beyond the adolescent years, identifying future research and intervention opportunities.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeAmsterdam
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom298
dc.relation.ispartofpageto309
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Applied Developmental Psychology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDevelopmental Psychology and Ageing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170102
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleVariables affecting emerging adults’ self-reported risk and reckless behaviors
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorBradley, Graham L.
gro.griffith.authorGlendon, Ian I.
gro.griffith.authorDuangpatra, Krisna N.


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