Author: Ayella Gillani
Supervisor: Afsheen Masood, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The research was conducted to investigate the relationship between impulsivity, sensation-seeking and risk propensity among adolescents and adults. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship between impulsivity, sensation seeking and risk propensity. Further it was hypothesized that sensation-seeking is likely to mediate the relationship between impulsivity and risk propensity. The sample for current research comprised of N = 180 (90 Adolescents and 90 Adults) Adolescents and adulthood from different institutes of Lahore. Impulsivity was assessed by using Barrat Impulsive Scale (BIS-11, Sensation-Seeking was assessed by using Zuckerman Sensation-Seeking scale whereas Risk Propensity was assessed by using Risk propensity Questionnaire .Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Amos based mediation analysis was used to analyze the data. The results revealed that there is a positive correlation between impulsivity, sensation-seeking and risk propensity among adolescents and adults. Further mediation analysis showed significant path analysis. Hence it was concluded that impulsivity and sensation seeking in adolescents and adults leads to risk propensity.
Keywords: Impulsivity, Sensation-Seeking, Risk Propensity.
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