Date of Award

Fall 2010

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Dr. Carrie Nassif

Abstract

The present study examined the relation between sensation seeking and life satisfaction. Participants completed four online surveys. One survey included a number of questions designed to measure personal sensation seeking level (Sensation Seeking Scale Form V). Another asked questions regarding life satisfaction (Satisfaction With Life Scale). A third survey included questions regarding one’s feelings about one’s self (Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale). The final survey asked questions regarding perceived stress level (Perceived Stress Scale). Results indicated that higher levels of Disinhibition and Boredom Susceptibility were associated with lower levels of life satisfaction. Results also demonstrated that higher levels of Boredom Susceptibility were associated with lower levels of self-esteem. Higher self-esteem scores were associated with higher life satisfaction scores, whereas higher levels of Thrill and Adventure seeking were associated with lower stress levels. Results also suggested that higher levels of stress were associated with higher life satisfaction scores.

Rights

Copyright 2010 Stephanie Stegman

Library Call Number

LD2652 .T5 P7 S736 2010

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