Still crazy after all these years: Reckless behavior among young adults aged 23-27
Reckless behavior was examined among 115 college-educated young adults aged 23-27 who responded to a mail survey. Rates of recklessness were high (near or above 50%) for some types of driving and sexual behavior, low in the areas of drug use and minor criminality. Sensation seeking and probability judgements were related to driving recklessness. A substantial percentage of subjects had experienced negative consequences related to reckless behavior (e.g. an unintended pregnancy, an automobile accident), but the experience of these events was not related to current behavior. Married subjects were less likely to report driving while intoxicated or marijuana use. © 1991.
Personality and Individual Differences
Arnett, Jeffrey, "Still crazy after all these years: Reckless behavior among young adults aged 23-27" (1991). Psychology. 793.