HomeAsia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 2 no. 3 (2014)

Egocentrism and Risk-Taking among Adolescents

Dr. Lida C. Landicho | Monique Carla A. Cabanig | Meñonetteshella F. Cortes | Brendalyn B. Villamor

Discipline: Social Science

 

Abstract:

This study was conducted to attest the correlation between egocentrism and risk-taking as assumed by Adolescent egocentrism theory proposed by Elkind. Analyses indicated that adolescents have average level of egocentrism. Adolescents have low level of risk behaviour and obtained average level of risk perception; late Adolescents have the highest level of egocentrism based on their means. They are also having the highest level of risk behavior but Early Adolescents have the highest level of risk perception; only sex and year level has direct significant difference with egocentrism but all demographic profile used were found to have significant difference with risk behavior and risk perception, and; there is positive correlation between egocentrism and risk behavior but egocentrism was not correlated with risk perception.