Narcissiom, Sensation Seeking and Risk Perception in Youth

Author: Alizay Ali
Supervisor: Faiz Younas
Degree: M.Sc
Year: 2014-2016
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

The present study investigated the relationship between Narcissism, Sensation seeking and Risk perception in youth. It was hypothesized that (a) there will be a positive relationship between Narcissism, Sensation seeking and Risk perception. Moreover, (b) Sensation seeking will mediate between Narcissism and Risk perception. Correlational research design was used. Non-probability convenient sampling technique was used for data collection. Sample comprised of 150 (M = 75, F = 75) with age range of 18-25 years (Mean = 22.2, SD = 1.72). Data were collected from Punjab University, Government College University, Lahore, University of Management and Technology. Narcisstic Personality Inventory-16 (Daniel & Anderson, 2006), Brief Sensation Seeking Scale (Stephenson, 2007), Domain Specific Risk Perception Scale-50 (Weber, Blais & Nancy E 2002) were used to measure the concerned variables. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Hierarchical regression analysis were employed through SPSS and results were generated which showed that there is a significant positive relationship between narcissism, sensation seeking and risk perception. Moreover, sensation seeking mediated the relationship between narcissism and risk perception. The implication providing the guiding principles for the counseling and behavior modification of the youth and helping them getting least susceptible towards risky behavior.

Keywords: Narcissism, Sensation Seeking, Risk Perception.
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