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Title: Roles, expectations, and influence: high-risk behaviors among groups of emerging adults
Authors: Woodson, Jennifer Christi
Keywords: Clinical psychology;Risk-taking (Psychology);Role expectation
Issue Date: 6-Aug-2008
Abstract: This study investigated the differences between younger and older college students with respect to perceptions of engaging in high-risk group behaviors. The sample consisted of 106 college students fiom Drexel University. Overall, the results did not confirm the hypotheses and revealed that (1) younger students did not report significantly higher levels of willingness to engage in high-risk behaviors compared to older students; (2) older students did not report significantly higher levels of expected risk in high-risk behaviors compared to younger students; (3) older students did not report significantly lower levels of expected benefits in high-risk behaviors compared to younger students; and (4) older students did not report significantly lower levels of expected involvement in high-risk behaviors when compared to younger students. This study supplements previous research on perceptions of expected high-risk behavior, and the present analyses revealed trends that lend support to the hypotheses.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/2866
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