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Adolescents' perceived risk of dying.

Fischhoff, B, Bruine de Bruin, W, Parker, AM, Millstein, SG and Halpern-Felsher, BL (2010) Adolescents' perceived risk of dying. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46 (3). 265 - 269 . ISSN 1054-139X


Although adolescents' expectations are accurate or moderately optimistic for many significant life events, they greatly overestimate their chances of dying soon. We examine here whether adolescents' mortality judgments are correlated with their perceptions of direct threats to their survival. Such sensitivity would indicate the importance of ensuring that adolescents have accurate information about those threats, as well as the psychological support needed to deal with them.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adolescent, Adolescent Psychology, Child, Death, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Male, Resilience, Psychological, Risk Assessment
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Business (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 13:28
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 03:37
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.06.026
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.06.026
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74530

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