Mortality awareness and risk-taking in late adolescence.


The relationship of mortality awareness to sexual, drug, and athletic risk-taking by male and female college students was measured using two questionnaires. Regression analyses of Study 1 data revealed: (a) significantly greater sexual risk-taking among males (n = 68) than among females (n = 119) beta = -.20, p less than .01; (b) a significant negative… (More)