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Sensation Seeking Screening

The Sensation Seeking Scale (SSS) was originally published in 1964 as a measure of sensation seeking that encompasses and evaluates an individual’s personality traits of thrill and adventure seeking, disinhibition, experience-seeking, and susceptibility to boredom.

It can be used to measure risk preference and comes in an easy to complete format of 40 questions with 2 answer choices each.

Scoring:

Score 1 point if answer is A

1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 32, 34, 36, 39

Score 1 point if answer is B

2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37

  • Boredom Susceptibility Subscale: 2, 5, 7, 8, 15, 24, 27, 31, 34, 39.
  • Disinhibition Subscale: 1, 12, 13, 25, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36.
  • Experience Seeking Subscale: 4, 6, 9, 10, 14, 18, 19, 22, 26, 37.
  • Thrill and Adventure Seeking: 3, 11, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 28, 38, 40.


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Sensation Seeking Screening