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Sensation seeking and personality dimensionsdoi="10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.305" aid="5865.114"

Authors
Journal
Personality and Individual Differences
0191-8869
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
60
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DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.305

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine the association of sensation seeking with personality traits, including broad personality traits, self-regulation, self-esteem, emotional status and some others. Participants (432 students, males, ages 16–26), were administered 15 personality questionnaires, and Russian version of Sensation Seeking Scale, which contained TAS for extreme activities, TAS for everyday activities, ES and BS. General sensation seeking and sensation seeking sub-traits were positively related to extraversion and psychoticism and negatively to neuroticism. Sensation seeking preference associated with masculinity, internal locus of control, low self-efficacy in the past (according to retrospect self-assessment) and relatively high self-efficacy in present time. Preference to high-sensation activities (TAS for extreme activities) was negatively related to anxiety and frustration and positively to self-regulation and emotional intelligence. The study was supported by RFBR (project 11-06-00271).

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