To determine more precisely the relationship between the general dimensions of sensation seeking and anxiety, 130 male and 112 female undergraduates were administered the Sensation-Seeking Scales (SSS) and the S Inventory of General Trait Anxiousness (S GTA). The intercorrelations among the 5 scales from the SSS and the 4 scales from the S GTA were computed and compared to theoretical predictions. Results show that the majority of the correlations were negative, with the strongest relationship existing between anxiety in physically dangerous situations and sensation-seeking needs. The variation in the intercorrelations, ranging from moderately negative to low positive, is interpreted as supporting the necessity of multidimensional measures of anxiety and sensation-seeking constructs. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- anxiety &
- sensation seeking, college students
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health