Contraceptive use, sensation seeking, and adolescent egocentrism
The relations between contraceptive use, sensation seeking, and adolescent egocentrism were examined among 145 high school juniors and seniors (all female) attending high school in the Atlanta area. Sex without contraception was found to be significantly related to scores on the Sensation Seeking Scale, including the total score and two out of the four subscales. Sex without contraception was also found to be related to egocentrism, in particular to subjects' estimates of the probability of becoming pregnant as a result of engaging in sex without contraception. No significant relationship was found between sensation seeking and egocentrism. © 1990 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Arnett, Jeffrey, "Contraceptive use, sensation seeking, and adolescent egocentrism" (1990). Psychology. 794.