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Can J Psychiatry. 2001 Nov;46(9):850-5.

Factorial structure of the Sensation-Seeking Scale-Form V: confirmatory factorial analyses in nonclinical and clinical samples.

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  • 1University Department of Psychiatry, Hôpital Pinel, Amiens, France. gloas@francenet.fr

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The factor structure of the Sensation-Seeking Scale (SSS)-Form V was studied in 2 large French samples, using confirmatory factorial analyses (CFA) to test the 4-dimensional model of sensation seeking postulated by Zuckerman.

METHOD:

The study included 769 healthy subjects and 659 patients who met the DSM-IV criteria for substance use disorders or eating disorders and completed the SSS. The correlation matrices for each of the samples were analyzed using CFA.

RESULTS:

In each sample, we found the 4-factor model to be replicable.

CONCLUSION:

The multidimensionality of sensation seeking is supported by the results, and the 4-dimensional model of sensation seeking identified by Zuckerman can be explored in French-speaking people.

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11761638
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