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Risk behaviour in adolescence: Two perspectives
Risk behaviour in adolescence: Two perspectives

Author(s): Eva Beranová, Stanislav Ježek, Jan Širůček
Subject(s): Individual Psychology, Social psychology and group interaction, Personality Psychology, Behaviorism
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Risk behaviour; adolescence; antisocial behaviour;
Summary/Abstract: Risk, problem or antisocial behaviour or risk-taking in general are in their various forms arelatively common and frequently examined phenomena in adolescence. Risk behaviour was traditionally perceived as an undesirable phenomenon affected by a wide range of well described risk factors (e.g. Jessor, 1977, 1991, 1995; Kandel, Simcha-Fagan, & Davies,1986; Baumrind, 1991; Kaplan, Martina & Robbins, 1984). According to the concept of risk factors, adolescents are shaped during their development by many internal and external factors that make them more or less susceptible to various types of risk behaviour. Risk behaviour is regarded as a negative phenomenon from which adolescents must be protected.

  • Page Range: 99-112
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English