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ERIC Number: EJ771597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1187
Risk-Taking and Reasons for Living in Non-Clinical Italian University Students
Pompili, Maurizio; Lester, David; Innamorati, Marco; Narciso, Valentina; Vento, Alessandro; De Pisa, Eleonora; Tatarelli, Roberto; Girardi, Paolo
Death Studies, v31 n8 p751-762 Sep 2007
The associations between risk-taking, hopelessness, and reasons for living were explored in a sample of 312 Italian students. Respondents completed the Physical Risk Assessment Inventory, the Physical Risk-Taking Behavior Inventory, the Beck Hopelessness Scale, and the Reasons for Living Inventory. Students with lower scores on the Reasons for Living Inventory and higher scores on the Beck Hopelessness Scale rated the risky activities as less risky and engaged in them more often. Women obtained higher scores on risk assessment, lower scores on personal risk-taking and higher scores on the Reasons for Living Inventory and most of its subscales. Men in general and people who take risks and perceive lower risk are more hopeless and relatively weak in reasons for living. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Hopelessness Scale; Reasons for Living Inventory