The italian adaptation of Sensation Seeking Scale Form V (SSS-V): a contribution

Giovanna Manna, Palmira Faraci, Maria Rosaria Como

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Objectives: The present study is addressed to validate the Italian version of the Sensation Seeking Scale Form V (SSS-V; Zuckerman, Eysenck & Eysenck, 1978), the most popular and widely used instrument to assess individuals’ tendency to differ with respect to their optimal levels of stimulation and arousal. Methods: After forward- and back-translation, psychometric properties were estimated from 1530 adolescents and young students (38.8% males; 61.5% females), who were asked to give their preference using a dichotomous forced choice answer format. Results: Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses highlighted a 2-factor structure: Thrill and Adventure Seeking and Disinhibition. Positive significant correlations with the Impulsiveness Questionnaire (IVE; Dazzi, Pedrabissi & Santinello, 2004) supported convergent validity; differences between drug users provided evidence for discriminant validity. Internal consistency was good. Conclusion: According to findings, the Italian adaptation of the SSS-V seems a viable measure usable for research involving protective factors for risky behavior.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine1
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009


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