Interaction of reward seeking and self-regulation in the prediction of risk taking: A cross-national test of the dual systems model.

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Journal Article

In the present analysis, we test the dual systems model of adolescent risk taking in a cross-national sample of over 5,200 individuals aged 10 through 30 (M = 17.05 years, SD = 5.91) from 11 countries. We examine whether reward seeking and self-regulation make independent, additive, or interactive contributions to risk taking, and ask whether these relations differ as a function of age and culture. To compare across cultures, we conduct 2 sets of analyses: 1 comparing individuals from Asian and Western countries, and 1 comparing individuals from low- and high-GDP countries. Results indicate that reward seeking and self-regulation have largely independent associations with risk taking and that the influences of each variable on risk taking are not unique to adolescence, but that their link to risk taking varies across cultures. (PsycINFO Database Record

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Duell, N; Steinberg, L; Chein, J; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D; Lei, C; Chaudhary, N; Di Giunta, L; Dodge, KA; Fanti, KA; Lansford, JE; Malone, PS; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Sorbring, E; Tapanya, S; Uribe Tirado, LM; Alampay, LP

Published Date

  • October 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1593 - 1605

PubMed ID

  • 27598251

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27598251

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-0599

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-1649

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/dev0000152

Language

  • eng