Reliability and validity of the youth version of the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART-Y) in the assessment of risk-taking behavior among inner-city adolescents

C. W. Lejuez, Will Aklin, Stacey Daughters, Michael Zvolensky, Christopher Kahler, Marya Gwadz

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Abstract

This study examined the reliability and validity of the youth version of the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART-Y) for assessing adolescent risk behaviors among a sample of 98 inner-city African American adolescents (M age = 14.8, SD = 1.5). In addition to a relation with sensation seeking, BART-Y responding evidenced a significant relation with a composite of risk behaviors across substance use, sexual behavior, delinquency, and health domains. BART-Y responding also explained unique variance in a composite of these risk behaviors above and beyond demographic variables and risk-related personality constructs, including sensation seeking and impulsivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-111
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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