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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728

Abstract

PALACIOS, Jorge. Predictors of personality and self-efficacy of sexual risk behavior in Mexican adolescents. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.35, n.1, pp.131-139. ISSN 1695-2294.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/analesps.35.1.319471.

Background

This research determines the level of prediction of sensation seeking and self-efficacy on sexual risk behaviors in young Mexicans. The sensations seeking and self-efficacy have a combined impact on the risk sexual behaviors of young people.

Method

The sensation seeking and selwef-efficacy were measured with two different scales in a non-probabilistic sample of 1012 young people, between 14 and 22 years old, from Mexico City.

Results

showed that three facets of the sensation seeking and two dimensions of self-efficacy have a direct incidence in the sexual risk behavior of young people consistent with the postulated hypothesis and that in combination explain 19.2% of the variance.

Conclusions

consider the combined effect of the search for sensation seeking and self-efficacy, as well as the practical implications for the development of preventive programs on sexual risk behavior in young people.

Keywords : Personality; Sensation seeking; Self-efficacy and risky sexual behavior.

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