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Correlation of Sensation seeking and socio-economical characteristics of Adolescents with the "Social clock- assessment


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Prša, Jelena. (2005). Correlation of Sensation seeking and socio-economical characteristics of Adolescents with the "Social clock- assessment. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Buško, Vesna].

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Social clock is internal assessment of optimal age for achieving major life events, which is formed based on internalized perception of norms and expectations related to age (Neugarten, 1965). In case of deviation of the age norms, a person suffers social penalty. This research is trying to correlate Sensation seeking, some personal goals and some socio-economical characteristics with the Social clock assessment. It is expected that higher result on Sensation seeking scale , as well as better parental education, clear intent of future education, hobbies and urban place of living correlate with later Social clock. In May, 2004., 198 first grade and second grade students of the Zagreb XI Gymnasium completed Zuckerman's SSS-V scale, gave some assessments of personal goals (hobbies, future education intention) and socio - economical characteristics (place of living, parental education level) and they completed the Perception of Age Norms Questionnaire. They had to give their assessments about the earliest, optimal and the latest age for ten major life events. We performed descriptive analysis, factor analysis, analysis of variance and multiple regression analysis. Results mostly deny our assumptions. Out of nine predictors, only hobbies, Disinhibition and parental education level were statistically significant in the Social clock prediction. Their contribution is significant, but very low, because they are explaining only 4,9% of the total variance.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: social clock, major life events, sensation seeking, parental education level
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Psychology > Razvojna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Buško, Vesna
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:06

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