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Sensation Seeking and Stress. Is There a Relation?

(2013) Sensation Seeking and Stress. Is There a Relation? Life Science Journal.

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Abstract

Background: Sensation seeking is used to describe general features including high risk behaviors and inability to tolerate boredom. This study was conducted to investigate the relations between sensation seeking and stress among students of Bandar Abbas. Methods: In this cross sectional study, 400 students who had all the enrollment criteria were chosen by cluster sampling. A questionnaire was used to collect data. Results: The study showed that the mean excitement score was 16.66 ± 3.39 and with a maximum score of 27 and a minimum score of 8. Also, the mean score of experiment seeking was 7.70 ± 1.86 with a maximum score of 13 and a minimum score of 3. The mean score of tolerance towards boredom was 2.22 ± 1.3 with a maximum score of 9 and a minimum of 0. The mean score of escape inhibition was 1.34 ± 0.226 (max: 2, min:0). Among all the participants, 35.3% had a moderate sensation seeking and above, and 71% had moderate stress. Conclusion: According to the results of the study, sensation seeking had no significant associations with stress.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Sensation seeking, Excitement, Stress
Subjects: clinical psychology
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center
Depositing User: مركز تحقيقات بيماريهاي عفوني
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1627

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