There is limited literature on the relationship between sensation seeking and adolescent risk behaviors, particularly among African Americans.
Rockvville tested the association between psychometrically-derived subscales of the Zuckerman Sensation Seeking Scale and the intercepts and slopes of individual growth curves of conduct problems, sexual risk taking, and substance use from ages Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 by sex. Boys and girls had different associations between sensation seeking and baseline levels and growth of risk behaviors. The Pleasure Seeking scale was associated with baseline levels of conduct problems in boys and girls, baseline substance use in boys, and growth in sexual risk taking and substance use by girls.
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Knowledge about the relationships between adolescent risk taking and sensation seeking can help in the targeted design of prevention and intervention programs for the understudied population of Looking for a awesome buddy Livorno low-income, African American adolescents. Despite the ability to accurately perceive risks, adolescents have a greater tendency not to account for those perceptions in their decision making [ 12 ].
In Zuckerman's sensation seeking theory, people higher in sensation seeking demonstrate a greater willingness to take risks in order to fulfill their greater Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 for intense sensations. This propensity toward risk Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 could lead adolescents toward higher levels of substance use, greater sexual risk taking, and conduct problems in order to fill this need.
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Sensation seeking has been studied in terms of its relationship to Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 use [ 4 - 16 ], sexual risk taking [ 17 - 21 ], and psychopathology [ 522 - 27 ] among adolescents. It is believed to peak at around age 16 [ 1228 ], is usually pleasue in males than females [ 29 - 32 ] and Rockvlile whites compared to African Americans [ 62433 ]. Earlier pubertal timing has been found to be associated with higher sensation seeking [ 28 Girls sex in Sittingbourne, 34 ].
The relationship between sensation seeking and substance use is especially clear for alcohol use among adolescents and young adults from both cross sectional [ 5 Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48, 91015 ] and longitudinal [ 78111216 ] studies. Researchers have also found racial and ethnic differences in the association between sensation seeking and alcohol use. For binge drinking, Sargent et al.
A longitudinal study of youth age 15 to 26 showed that individuals who had slower declines in sensation seeking as they got older also had faster increases in alcohol use [ 8 ]. Studies Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 also found an association between sensation seeking and other substance use, such as marijuana use and smoking [ 1113 - 1535 ]. A review of studies not limited to adolescents ascertained a clear connection between sensation seeking and increased sexual risk taking [ 36 ]. Lady wants casual sex North Salem of adolescents have also shown a positive association between sensation seeking and sexual risk taking.
For example, in a study of African American females ageshigher sensation seeking predicted lower recent condom use, lower consistent condom use, more lifetime sex partners, lower partner sexual communication, diminished self-efficacy to refuse sex, and higher fear of condom negotiation [ 17 ]. Even after controlling for risk and protective factors in this sample, one domain-specific aspect of sensation seeking—sexual sensation seeking—was still associated with multiple sex partners and inconsistent condom use [ 18 ].
Similar Naughty women seeking nsa Katy were reported in a study of white adolescents in that higher sensation seeking was also associated with lower condom use [ 20 ] and having sex without contraception [ 21 ]. There are few studies examining sensation Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 and youth conduct problems. In a longitudinal sample, individual increases in sensation seeking were associated with increases in delinquency from childhood to Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 [ 22 ].
An association was also found between sensation seeking and conduct problems in a low-income, diverse middle school sample [ 5 ]. In summary, there is scant literature on the relation between sensation seeking and sexual risk taking and conduct problems in adolescent populations, particularly African American populations.
In addition, few studies have Blue river Kentucky Handjobs both initial levels and growth of outcome variables in relation to sensation seeking.
In the current study, we Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 whether sensation seeking was associated with individual growth curves for conduct problems, sexual risk taking, and substance use in a sample of very low-income, African American adolescents.
To ensure that our measure of sensation seeking was valid and reliable for this sample, we first conducted a psychometric analysis of the items, explained in detail elsewhere [ 37 ]. The resulting modified version of the Zuckerman Sensation Seeking Scale SSS-V [ 29 ] used in our analysis addresses a limitation [ 38 ] of the SSS-V as a predictive measure when adolescent risk behaviors such as alcohol and drug use, and sexual behavior are used as study outcomes, since many of the items ask about these exact behaviors.
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We hypothesized that sensation seeking would be associated with high initial levels of risk behaviors as well as increased growth in these behaviors across adolescence. GENI was a single time point sub-study of the Mobile Youth Survey MYSan annual community-based, multiple cohort longitudinal study which occurred from through and has been described in detail elsewhere [ 39 - 41 ].
Briefly, the MYS focused on year-old adolescents who lived in extremely impoverished neighborhoods in the Mobile, Alabama metropolitan statistical area MSA. MYS researchers used both active and passive recruitment methods. Annual MYS interviews were conducted in-person by trained interviewers. Written parental consent and youth assent were obtained. The wording of several questions was changed to be more relevant to the time period, place and experiences of the population being studied i.
For example, a question about art i. The original SSS-V consists of four subscales: The Pleasure Seeking subscale included items that assess sexual desire, enjoying wild parties and friends, and attitudes about getting high. The Thrill Seeking scale included items such as wanting to climb a tall building, jumping off diving Henderson watcher looking for seks, and jumping out of a plane Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 a parachute.
Given superior psychometric quality of the revised scale structure in this sample, it is used in the following analyses. Composite variables for drug use, conduct problems, and sexual risk taking were created using questions from the MYS; we have used these composite variables in Adult singles dating in Stowe, Vermont (VT). analyses [ 4445 ].
Substance use was a composite variable of the use of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana in the previous month and cocaine in the previous year. The conduct problems composite variable consisted of the following items: Sexual risk Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 was measured by combining responses to the number of Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 partners in the previous year Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 condom use in the previous 90 days to create a sexual risk scale from Abstinent participants were given a 0 score, participants with one sexual partner who always used a condom were scored as 1, participants who either had multiple partners and always used a condom or who had one partner and inconsistent condom use were scored as 2, and participants with multiple partners and inconsistent condom use were scored as 3.
We tested the association between sensation seeking subscales from the Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 interview and the individual growth curves for the MYS composite variables of conduct problems, sex risk, and drug use. MYS data for these analyses was taken from the annual assessments between and Sex and age were reported at each MYS wave. For each participant at each time point, Coral springs pussy Coral springs variables were formed for each risk behavior as described above.Ladies Looking Casual Sex NC Climax 27233
Variables at each wave were recoded to reflect that participant's age at time of collection. The result was variables for all three risk behaviors at each age from 12 to 18 that were used to estimate the latent growth curves. Analyses were split by sex in order to better understand the Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 effects of sensation seeking on risk behavior for boys and girls.
All analyses for the current study were performed in MPlus version 7. The demographic characteristics of the sample are provided in Table 1. The mean age of adolescent participants was Rokville In terms of the characteristics of Rockviloe caregivers, There was no significant difference on gender or Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48. Linear regressions were used to test Free pussy in mt Gillette s c number of pleasuure predicted differences in sensation seeking.
Descriptives for study variables are in Table 2. All risk behavior variables, with the exceptions of substance use at ages 12 and 13, were within West, Curran, and Finch's Sefking ranges for skewness and kurtosis [ 47 ]. We tested growth models for each risk behavior without examining association with sensation seeking Table 3. Intercepts were set at age 12 and represent baseline Sweet looking sex Gadsden behavior at that age.
Growth refers Rockvillr the linear slope of risk behaviors from age 12 to For sex Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48, both the baseline levels boys: In terms of variance, the pattern is the same except that variance in sexual risk taking growth for boys is not significant and variance in baseline Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 use for girls is not significant.
Sensation seeking subscales were subsequently included in the growth models and separately tested as predictors of baseline risk plfasure and growth Table 4. The Pleasure Seeking scale consisted mostly of items that measured alcohol and drug use and risky sexual behavior. The Thrill Sfeking subscale was not associated with any baseline or growth Married wife looking sex Independence risk behaviors for either girls or boys.
We examined the results after controlling for pubertal timing as well and found similar associations data not shown. In addition, age at which sensation seeking was measured was Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 associated with the level of sensation seeking. This study examined the initial levels and growth in conduct problems, sexual risk taking, and substance use by Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 based on self-reported sensation seeking.
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However, using psychometrically derived subscales of the SSS-V, we found that boys and girls had different associations between sensation seeking and baseline levels and pleasire of adolescent risk behaviors.
The fact that the Pleasure Seeking subscale includes almost all the sexual risk taking and substance use items from the SSS-V allowed us to examine the relationship between Seekimg risk behaviors and the two subscales that consisted of the other sensation seeking items.
At the same time, it would be premature to completely abandon the Pleasure Seeking scale when it comes to understanding change in sexual risk and substance use behaviors. The sensation seeking items that Rockvllle up the Pleasure Seeking scale capture attitudes and preferences toward substance use and sexual risk taking e. Understanding Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 this subscale relates to growth in risk Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 provide insight Sreking the association between attitudes and reports of actual behavior.
When studying sexual risk taking as an outcome, some researchers have specifically used items which specifically measure sexual sensation seeking e.
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Our study examined the relationship between more general danger and thrill seeking experiences and sexual risk taking. Boys did not show any association between growth in sexual risk behaviors and the sensation seeking subscales.
As the sex-related Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 in the SSS-V are more general e. Our findings indicate that girls who were less fearful and more prone to becoming bored were having greater increases in risky 4 behavior and substance use over time, as well as baseline conduct problems, whereas the same was not true for boys.
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Researchers may want to replicate the subscales we used when studying urban, low-income African American adolescent populations. Because of the limited literature on sensation seeking and adolescent risk taking, other than substance use, especially among African American youth, our findings provide more information for researchers interested in studying sensation seeking, psychopathology, and sexual risk taking in adolescent African American populations.
This line of research is especially important for future intervention and prevention work that Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 sensation seeking. Further work taking the next steps to address the differences between White and African American populations will be necessary in order to most effectively include African American adolescents in such interventions. The association between sensation seeking and risk behaviors beyond just substance abuse may be important for interventions that address sexual risk taking and conduct problems.
Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 Vacation is over i need friends of acknowledging the impact of sensation seeking in such intervention and prevention work is an important future direction.
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It may be that individuals high in sensation seeking are more likely to exhibit risk behaviors, such Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 drinking and drug use, or that individuals who begin exhibiting risky behaviors then become prone to wanting higher sensation experiences; cross-sectional evidence for the former supports the dual systems theory of adolescent risk taking [ 22 ].
Our study, which uses a combination of cross-sectional sensation seeking and longitudinal risk behaviors data cannot answer the directionality question, particularly as the sensation seeking report may have occurred after some of the longitudinal risk behavior reports; however, the age at Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 sensation seeking was measured was not associated with the level of sensation seeking.
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Because of this limitation, we have interpreted the effects found in this study as associations rather than as predictions. There are several other limitations worth noting.
The findings are based on a sample of African American, low-income youth in the Southern U. Because adolescent reports in interviews may be biased, we used a computerized self-administered interview approach, which removes the need for interviewers to ask sensitive questions and may provide a more accurate assessment of youth risk behaviors [ 51Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 ].
Although our analytical software employed accepted methods of handling missing data, it is possible that those with fewer MYS waves and who were young enough to complete future waves as opposed to those who aged out of the studydiffered from those who completed more waves of data. The current plaesure extends the research on the association between sensation seeking and risk behaviors in adolescence beyond substance use to Seekibg address sexual Seeking pleasure Rockville 48 48 taking and conduct problems in a low-income Single women in Nampa American sample.