Volume 28, Issue 5
SEXUAL SENSATION SEEKING IN YOUNG ADULTS: INFLUENCE OF AGE, EDUCATIONAL LEVEL AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFS
Research attributes at sexual sensation seeking a strong biological basis modulated by psychosocial variables. The objective of this research is to analyse the role of age, level education and religious beliefs on sexual sensation seeking. We use the sexual sensation seeking scale and a demographic questionnaire in a sample of 695 people, 321 men and 327 women aged between 18 and 30 years old (M = 22.96, SD = 3.21). Age increases the sexual sensation seeking, especially in men. The results showed differences based on religiosity, being sexual sensation seeking more frequent among atheists or agnostics than among believers. Women with higher education score significantly higher than women with primary or secondary studies. This variable is associated with risky sexual behaviors, for this reason these results should be considered in the development of prevention programs.
Sexual sensation seeking, age, educational level, religion.