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Adventure Behavior Seeking Scale

Department of Psychology, Pomeranian University, Westerplatte 64, Slupsk 76-200, Poland
Academic Editor: Scott J. Hunter
Behav. Sci. 2017, 7(2), 35;
Received: 11 April 2017 / Revised: 22 May 2017 / Accepted: 23 May 2017 / Published: 27 May 2017
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This article presents a new tool—the Adventure Behavior Seeking Scale (ABSS). The Adventure Behavior Seeking Scale was developed to assess individuals’ highly stimulating behaviors in natural environments. An exploratory factor analysis was conducted with 466 participants and resulted in one factor. The internal consistency was 0.80. A confirmatory factor analysis was performed using another sample of 406 participants, and results verified the one-factor structure. The findings indicate that people with a lot of experience in outdoor adventure have a higher score on the ABSS scale than control groups without such experience. The results also suggest that the 8-item ABSS scores were highly related to sensation seeking. The author discusses findings in regard to the ABSS as an instrument to measure outdoor adventure. However, further studies need to be carried out in other sample groups to further validate the scale. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensation seeking; adventure behavior sensation seeking; adventure behavior
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