Sensation seeking and risk perception as predictors of physical and psychosocial safety behavior in risk and non-risk professions
This study has as main objective to verify the predictive effect of sensation seeking and risk perception in the safety behaviors in individuals with risk and non-risk professions. Using a sample of 183 participants (Nfemale = 64; Nmale = 119), aged between 17 and 63 years (M = 36.25; SD = 11.27), the results point the sensation seeking personality trait and risk perception as predictors of safety behaviors, only in individuals with non-risk professions. The individuals with higher risk professions are more likely to adopt physical and psychosocial safety behaviors. Gender differences were also found, and it is men who have a higher score on sensation seeking trait, as well as in safety behaviors and their participation.