Authors : Veronika Sharok
Abstract: The study has distinguished general and specific psychological features of individuals with different types of risky behaviors. These psychological features are caused by the combined effect of dispositional, motivational, cognitive, emotional and existential factors. General psychological features of individuals prone to different types of risky behaviors are associated with the basic existential values, moral and ethical features and cognitive attitudes towards risky behaviors. Specificity of susceptibility to different types of risky behaviors consists of personality features and motivation to engage in risky behaviors, depending on the degree of importance of existential values and on risk assessment of behaviors connected with health hazard. The study has also identified internal and external factors preventing risky behaviors. Data were obtained from 302 respondents aged 15-35 which were divided into 3 empirical groups: persons prone to risky sexual behavior, drug users and alcohol users and 3 control groups the individuals who arent prone to risky sexual behavior, persons who dont use drugs and the respondents who dont use alcohol.
Veronika Sharok , 2018. Risky Sexual Behavior, Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Similarities and Differences in Personality Study on Russian Youth. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 13: 405-413.