Development of risk behavior among adolescents

  • Dr. Aseel Mahde Najm


    Individuals differ among themselves in their understanding of the attitudes of life, whether they are related to moral, educational, health or financial, and therefore vary their degree or take them to conduct risk, and the perception of individuals affected by many of the environmental factors of the situation, and is also affected by many aspects of personal and cognitive For a person, risk is a cognitive process in the first place because it is a process of estimating possibilities. A person makes his decisions as he knows. It is known that there is a self that interferes with cognition. A person has a structure of values, beliefs and attitudes. Tactful and possesses attributes and characteristics of a distinct personality from others and build psychological solo(Zafer 2009: 4-5).

The researcher adopted the guamir scale (2011) to measure the risk behavior of the preparatory students. After the researcher achieved the characteristics of the measurement applied to a sample of (300) students for ages (14, 16 and 18) years, who were randomized, Comes:

  1. Risk behavior at the age of (14) years for the sample as a whole.

  2. Absence of an evolutionary course of risk behavior.

3 - Behavior of risk in males higher than in females.

4- There is no interaction in the evolution of risk behavior between the sex and age variables at different levels .

How to Cite
MAHDE NAJM, Dr. Aseel. Development of risk behavior among adolescents. Mustansiriyah Journal of Arts (MuJA), [S.l.], n. 84, p. 1:28, nov. 2018. ISSN 0258-1086. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2022.