Predictors of personality and self-efficacy of sexual risk behavior in Mexican adolescents

  • Jorge Palacios Universidad del Valle de México
Keywords: Personality, sensation seeking, self-efficacy and risky sexual behavior


Background: This research determines the level of prediction of sensation seeking and self-efficacy on sexual risk behaviors in young Mexicans. The sensations seeking and self-efficacy have a combined impact on the risk sexual behaviors of young people. Method: The sensation seeking and selwef-efficacy were measured with two different scales in a non-probabilistic sample of 1012 young people, between 14 and 22 years old, from Mexico City. Results: showed that three facets of the sensation seeking and two dimensions of self-efficacy have a direct incidence in the sexual risk behavior of young people consistent with the postulated hypothesis and that in combination explain 19.2% of the variance. Conclusions: consider the combined effect of the search for sensation seeking and self-efficacy, as well as the practical implications for the development of preventive programs on sexual risk behavior in young people.

Author Biography

Jorge Palacios, Universidad del Valle de México
Dr. en Psicología


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How to Cite
Palacios, J. (2018). Predictors of personality and self-efficacy of sexual risk behavior in Mexican adolescents. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 35(1), 131-139.
Adolescence and psychology