Vol 5 No 2 (2019)

The Investigation of Risk-Taking Behavior in Adolescents in Terms of Attachment Styles and Social Problem-Solving

Psychological Counselor, Ali Rıza Celeboğlu Secondary School, Beyşehir, Konya, Turkey
Zeliha TRAŞ
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Necmettin Erbakan University, Ahmet Keleşoğlu Faculty of Education, Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Meram, Konya, Turkey
Published July 24, 2019
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  • Risk-taking behavior, Attachment styles, Social problem-solving, Preoccupied Style, Rational problem-solving, Avoidance style, Adolescents.
How to Cite
YILMAZ, M., & TRAŞ, Z. (2019). The Investigation of Risk-Taking Behavior in Adolescents in Terms of Attachment Styles and Social Problem-Solving. Asian Journal of Education and Training, 5(2), 343-348. https://doi.org/10.20448/journal.522.2019.52.343.348


The aim of this study is to examine the risk-taking behavior of adolescents in terms of attachment styles and social problem-solving. The study group consists of 637 students from 9th, 10th and 11th grade, as 276 female (43.2%) and 361 male (56.7%). In order to collect data in the study, the Delinquent Behavior Scale, the Relationship Scale, the Social Problem-Solving Scale and Personal Information Form are used. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Technique and multidimensional hierarchical regression analysis are used to analyze the data. A positive correlation is found between delinquent behaviors of adolescents and preoccupied style, which is a sub-dimension of attachment styles. While there is a positive and significant relationship between adolescents' delinquent behaviors and negative problem orientation, which is a sub-dimension of social problem-solving, impulsive/careless style and avoidance style; there is a significant negative correlation between delinquent behaviors and rational problem-solving sub-dimension. Research results reveal that preoccupied style, rational problem-solving and avoidance style sub-dimensions are predictors of risk-taking behaviors.


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