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Identifier 000438454
Title Χρήση ουσιών στη εφηβική και μετεφηβική ηλικία : ο ρόλος της αναζήτησης συγκινήσεων ως παράγοντας κινδύνου / Μπαλογιάννη Χριστίνα.
Alternative Title Substance use in adolescence and emerging adulthood : the role of sensation seeking as a risk factor
Author Μπαλογιάννη Χριστίνα
Thesis advisor Κούτρα Αικατερίνη
Reviewer Καραδήμας Ευάγγελος
Κοκκινάκη Θεανώ
Abstract Sensation seeking is strongly associated with risky behaviors such as substance use during adolescence. The aim of this study was to examine the connection between sensation seeking and its broader parameters, like risky sexual behavior, lack of self-precaution measures, and drug use in a sample of adolescents and young adults in Greece. The study was cross-sectional and 437 adolescents and young adults, aged 15 to 25, participated in it. The tools used for the purposes of the study were the Sensation Seeking Scale-SSS-V and the Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey-YRRS. The results of the study point out that sensation seeking ant its broader parameters are significant risk factors for the frequency and amount of cigarette and alcohol use, the experimentation with cigarette and cannabis and daily cigarette use. More specifically, participants who were passengers in a vehicle with a drug driver showed the greatest risk for more frequent and in large amounts alcohol use. In addition, participants who had sexual intercourse with four and/or more individuals during their lifetime showed the greatest risk for experimentation with cigarette and cannabis. It is perceived that sensation seeking and its broader parameters are linked to behaviors causing arousal and reward, as it is the case for instance with drug use. This finding may raise awareness regarding the importance of exploring positive activities that will bring about the desired level of arousal and prevent adolescents and young adults from engaging in illegal and unhealthy behaviors.
Language Greek
Subject Adolescence
Lack of self-precaution measures
Risky sexual behavior
Sensation seeking
Substance use
Αναζήτηση συγκινήσεων
Απουσία μέτρων προσωπικής αρφάλειας
Ριψοκίνδυνη σεξουαλική συμπεριφορά
Χρήση ουσιών
Issue date 2020.
Collection   School/Department--School of Social Sciences--Department of Psychology--Post-graduate theses
  Type of Work--Post-graduate theses
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