The Relationship between Risk Taking, Impulsivity and Intolerance of Uncertainty

위험감수와 충동성 및 불확실성에 대한 인내력 부족의 관련성

  • Sohn, Sung Yun (Department of Psychiatry, Yonsei University College of Medicine) ;
  • Kang, Jee In (Department of Psychiatry, Yonsei University College of Medicine) ;
  • Namkoong, Kee (Department of Psychiatry, Yonsei University College of Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Se Joo (Department of Psychiatry, Yonsei University College of Medicine)
  • 손성연 (연세대학교 의과대학 정신건강의학교실) ;
  • 강지인 (연세대학교 의과대학 정신건강의학교실) ;
  • 남궁기 (연세대학교 의과대학 정신건강의학교실) ;
  • 김세주 (연세대학교 의과대학 정신건강의학교실)
  • Received : 2014.06.02
  • Accepted : 2014.06.30
  • Published : 2014.08.28


Objectives Risk taking has been implicated in the development of various psychiatric disorders. Previous studies have indicated that risk taking behavior is associated with high levels of impulsiveness. Risk taking entail uncertain situation that outcome probability is unknown. This study tested impulsivity, intolerance of uncertainty and risk taking behavior. Methods A total of 73 participants completed a test battery comprised of the UPPS-P scale as a psychometric measurement of five dimensions of impulsivity, Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale, and Balloon Analog Risk Task (BART) as a behavioral measure of risk taking. The Pearson correlation analysis was used. Results The sensation seeking factor was positively correlated with BART measure (r = 0.27, p = 0.02). Specifically, the relationship between sensation seeking and BART was significant in females. Conclusions Among the five factors of UPPS-P, only the sensation seeking factor predicts risk taking propensity.


Supported by : 한국과학재단


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