IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 7, July 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Deepti Uniyal and Shivi Verma
The goal of the present study was to examine a relation between Alcohol Dependence and Sensation Seeking. To test the hypothesis as to whether Alcohol Dependence is significantly correlated with Sensation Seeking or not, self-reported questionnaires measuring severity of Alcohol Dependence and Sensation Seeking, were administered on a sample of 94 college students (between 18 and 24 years). It was found from the study that Alcohol Dependence was not significantly correlated with Sensation Seeking, however, sub-factors of Sensation Seeking like Boredom Susceptibility among male adolescents and Experience Seeking among female adolescents were significantly correlated with Alcohol Dependence, showing to some extent that these factors of Sensation Seeking play a role in giving rise to Alcohol Dependence.