Journal section "Foreign experience"

Studying the Youth Lifestyle with an Approach to Order and Security

Mohammadinia T., Negahdari S.

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2017

Mohammadinia T., Negahdari S. Studying the Youth Lifestyle with an Approach to Order and Security. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2017, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 259-270. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2017.2.50.14

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2017.2.50.14

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Social security is among the essential indicators of the human community foundation, both based on the social conventions and the normative approaches. The main objective of the present study is the survey of the relationship between the modern life styles and the youths’ risky behaviors. The data required for the present study have been collected through the use of questionnaire and based on a surveying method. The questions are all formulated based on the study theoretical framework and the study hypotheses. The study population includes the youngsters ranging in age from 18 to 35 years of age from the city of Abadeh (Iran) from among which a total number of 286 individuals were selected as the study sample volume and they were asked to answer the questions in the questionnaires. In this study, 44.8% of the sample population were female and 55.2% were male. 44.8% of respondents were less than 25 years, 34.7% of respondents were 25 to 30 years old and 20.5% of respondents were older than 30 years. Also, 61.9% of respondents were single and 38.1% were married. The results of the current study indicated that there is no statistically significant difference between the employment and marital status and risk taking. But there was found a significant difference between gender and risk-taking. The main hypothesis proposed in the present study deals with the survey of the relationship between youngsters’ modern life styles and risk-taking (risky driving) and according to the results obtained in the present study it was observed that the religiosity (R=0.423), entertainment-centeredness (R=0.222), adventurousness (R=0.180), cultural consumerism (R=0.204), socialism (communitarianism) (R=0.293) indices were in a statistically significant relationship with risk-taking in a 99% confidence level; but the indices such as aestheticism (R=0.073) and health-seeking (R=0.031) were not found in a statistically significant relationship with risk-taking in the youths


lifestyle; youth; Youth; Lifestyle; Order and security; Risk-seeking

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