Risk taking and HIV/AIDS among young people in Cameroon: Prediction of vulnerability using the adolescent Risk-Taking Questionnaire

Susan Moore1, Eleonora Gullone2, Carole McArthur3
1Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
2Monash University, Australia
3University of Missouri-Kansas City, United States
Cite this article:  Moore, S., Gullone, E., & McArthur, C. (2004). Risk taking and HIV/AIDS among young people in Cameroon: Prediction of vulnerability using the adolescent Risk-Taking Questionnaire. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 32, 209-222.

Volume 32 Issue 3 | e1325 | Published: May 2004 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2004.32.3.209

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The aim of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Adolescent Risk-Taking Questionnaires (ARQ) (Gullone, Moore, Moss, & Boyd, 2000) with Cameroon adolescents, and to evaluate the measure as a screening device for those at risk of HIV/AIDS. Participants were 234 adolescents (79 boys, 155 girls) attending schools in Cameroon (mean age 13.6 years). The ARQ scale items, minus the thrill-seeking items (assessed as culturally inappropriate), formed conceptually meaningful factors. Risk behavior and risk belief.
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