Personality Characteristics as Predictors of Health Risk Behaviors


  • Angela Bansal Student, Department of Clinical Psychology, Amity University, Delhi, India


Risky behavior, big five, personality traits, unhealthy habits, health


Risky behavior will be predicted using the Big Five personality traits in this study. Personality traits such as conscientiousness, neuroticism and openness are only a handful of the Big Five personality characteristics. Data from the 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey was used in this study, which examined a variety of risky behaviors, including delinquency, smoking and drinking, disordered eating, and sexual risk-taking. Previous studies have found a variety of connections between personality traits and unhealthy habits. Problem behaviors have also been studied in greater depth than others. In an anonymous survey, researchers gathered data from 272 college freshmen. We forecasted particular results on each personality factor for risky conduct. Certain predictions are in accordance with prior findings, while others sought to shed light on the dimensions that varied the most. In the study, researchers discovered that agreeableness was linked to a plethora of criminal activity. Researchers also discovered variations between men and women in extraversion, agreeableness, and emotional stability, as well as various risk behaviors for health.




How to Cite

A. Bansal, “Personality Characteristics as Predictors of Health Risk Behaviors”, IJRAMT, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. 35–40, Nov. 2021.