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Brief Sensation Seeking Scale for Chinese - Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Assessment.
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PMID:  23316097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
International behavioral research requires instruments that are not culturally-biased to assess sensation seeking. In this study we described a culturally adapted version of the Brief Sensation Seeking Scale for Chinese (BSSS-C) and its psychometric characteristics. The adapted scale was assessed using an adult sample (n=238) with diverse educational and residential backgrounds. The BSSS-C (Cronbach alpha=0.90) was correlated with the original Brief Sensation Seeking Scale (r = 0.85, p<0.01) and fitted the four-factor model well (CFI=0.98, SRMR=0.03). The scale scores significantly predicted intention to and actual engagement in a number of health risk behaviors, including alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, and sexual risk behaviors. In conclusion, the BSSS-C has adequate reliability and validity, supporting its utility in China and potential in other developing countries.
Authors:
Xinguang Chen; Fang Li; Liesl Nydegger; Jie Gong; Yuanjing Ren; Veronica Dinaj-Koci; Huiling Sun; Bonita Stanton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Personality and individual differences     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0191-8869     ISO Abbreviation:  Pers Individ Dif     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006972     Medline TA:  Pers Individ Dif     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  604-609     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Pediatric Prevention Research Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan, 48201, USA ; Wuhan Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, Wuhan 430022, China.
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