Psychopathological factors and sensation seeking

Itzhak Montag*, Menucha Birenbaum

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In the framework of efforts to clarify the relationship between the sensation seeking construct and psychopathological factors, several hypotheses based on conceptual analysis and previous empirical findings were tested. Seven hundred sixty-five male applicants for security-related jobs were administered Zuckerman's Sensation Seeking Scale (SSS), Form V, and the Clinical Analysis Questionnaire (CAQ), Part II. The results of the multivariate analysis lend support to most of the hypotheses. The findings shed light on patterns of relationships that were not identified in previous studies. The results are discussed on the basis of a cognitive approach to personality assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-348
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1986


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