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Atadokht A, Ranjbar M J, Gholami F, Nazari T. Students Drive towards Risk-Taking Behaviors and Its Relationship with Demographic Variables and Psychological Well-Being . JHC 2013; 15 (4) :50-59
URL: http://hcjournal.arums.ac.ir/article-1-187-en.html
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Background & Objectives: One of the most common issues that can be detrimental to well-being is risk-taking behaviors. While risk-taking behaviors are common in adolescence and youth, this study investigated the risk-taking behaviors based on demographic variables and its relationship with psychological well-being of the students.

Methods: The population was included all male and female students studying in the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili in 2012-2013. A sample of 192 participants (143 males and 49 females) was selected by cluster random sampling. Data were gathered by Risk-Taking Scale, Mental Health Inventory and demographic information questionnaire and analyzed by statistical methods of Pearson correlation, ANOVA and T-test using SPSS v.16.

Results: Results showed that there is a negative relationship between psychological well-being and risk-taking behaviors and almost it’s all dimensions. Also, male students and students who lived in rented houses had more tendencies to risk-taking behaviors (p≤ 0.01).

Conclusion: This study showed that in order to prevention of student’s tendencies to risk-taking behaviors more attention should be paid to their demographic status, especially to resident location and psychological well-being of students.

Keywords: Risk-Taking Behaviors, Psychological Well-Being, Students

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Type of Study: article | Subject: nursing
Received: 2014/08/5 | Accepted: 2014/08/5 | Published: 2014/08/5

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