Risk Behaviors among Indonesian and Chinese College Students

Sukamto, Monique Elizabeth and Wahyuningsih, Sri and Chrisanti, Debrina and Angelina, Youvi and Zhong, Jiasheng and Zhang, Shiyao (2013) Risk Behaviors among Indonesian and Chinese College Students. In: Proceeding Book International Conference on Psychology in Health, Education, Social and Organizational Settings (ICP-HESOS): Psycology in Changing Global Contexts". Unit Penelitian dan Publikasi (UP3) Psychology Faculty Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, pp. 101-104. ISBN 978-979-99555-7-9

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Abstract

College students are still in a period of building self-identity. In search of their identity, college students tend to spend more time with their peers than families. The influence of peers will increase their predisposition to get involved in risk behaviors, which can be divided into exploratory and health risk behavior (Skaar,2009). Exploratory risk behaviors refer to behaviors which promote the increasing of positive health and educational outcomes, such as making friends and trying new sport. On the contrary, health risk behaviors refer to behaviors which increase the emergence of negative health and educational outcomes, such as using substance and skipping school. The aim of this study is to evaluate the differences in risk behaviors among Indonesian and Chinese college students. Subjects are both female and male college students from University of Surabaya (N=50) and Zhejiang University of Technology (N=50), aged 17-25 years. This is a quantitative study and data are collected using questionnaires. The results show that there is no difference either in exploratory risk behaviors (z= - .311, sig.= .755 (> .05)) or health risk behaviors (z=- .380, sig.=.704 (> .05)) between Indonesian and Chinese college students. The results will be discussed later.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: exploratory risk behaviors, health risk behaviors, Indonesian and Chinese college students
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Ester Sri W. 196039
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 09:09
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2018 09:09
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/33698

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