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.
|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:||13 Oct 2016 08:02|