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An evaluation of the stability of perceptions and frequency of adolescent risk-taking over time and across samples

Mazanov, Jason; Byrne, Donald


The Adolescent Risk-Taking Questionnaire (ARQ) was designed to provide a standard measure of perceptions of risk and frequency of engaging in risky behaviour. The stability of the ARQ across cohorts and over time was assessed via confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) using data from 4112 Australian adolescents participating in a 12-month, three-wave longitudinal study. CFA of the perception scale revealed none of three models tested fit reliably across the waves. This suggests adolescent risk...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Personality and Individual Differences
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2005.07.018


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