Reliability and Validity of the Youth Version of the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART–Y) in the Assessment of Risk-Taking Behavior Among Inner-City Adolescents

  title={Reliability and Validity of the Youth Version of the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART–Y) in the Assessment of Risk-Taking Behavior Among Inner-City Adolescents},
  author={Carl W. Lejuez and Will M Aklin and Stacey B. Daughters and Michael J. Zvolensky and Christopher W. Kahler and Marya Gwadz},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Child \& Adolescent Psychology},
  pages={106 - 111}
This study examined the reliability and validity of the youth version of the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART–Y) for assessing adolescent risk behaviors among a sample of 98 inner-city African American adolescents (M age = 14.8, SD = 1.5). In addition to a relation with sensation seeking, BART–Y responding evidenced a significant relation with a composite of risk behaviors across substance use, sexual behavior, delinquency, and health domains. BART–Y responding also explained unique variance in… 

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