The DOSPERT Scale (from Blais & Weber, ). To generate a short version of the scale with items that would be interpretable by a wider range of respondents . Specific Risk-Taking (DOSPERT) Scale, that allows researchers and . version of the DOSPERT Scale, following up on the original work of Weber et al. (). This paper proposes a revised version of the original Domain-Specific Risk- Taking (DOSPERT) scale developed by. Weber, Blais, and Betz.

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In our study, individual scores on risk-taking in the health and safety subdomain of the DOSPERT questionnaire seem to be predictive of health behaviours both during travel and at home.

Alexander and Brown article Competition between learned reward and error outcome predictions in anterior cingulate cortex from NeuroImage.

Measuring risk perceptions and risk behaviors.

Does the DOSPERT scale predict risk-taking behaviour during travel? A study using smartphones.

A prospective cohort of travellers to Thailand used a smartphone application to answer a daily questionnaire about health behaviours and events. Our study uses a validated risk-taking questionnaire Domain-Specific Risk-Taking Scale DOSPERT and data from a smartphone application to study the association between pre-travel risk attitudes and the occurrence of behaviours during travel.


Wilke, Hutchinson, Todd, and Kruger article Is risk taking used as a cue in mate choice? For details see Blais and Weber Men, backpackers and young travellers reported a higher willingness to take recreational risks than women, luxury travellers and older dospeft. Incidence of drug and alcohol risk behaviours during travel, itching from mosquitoes, smoking and failing to use a seatbelt in automobiles while at home were all significantly associated with an individual’s score on the health and safety DOSPERT subdomain.

Respondents rate the likelihood that they would engage in domain-specific risky activities Part I. These articles show differences in risk-taking as a function of expected benefits: Brown and Braver article A computational model of risk, conflict, and individual difference effects in the anterior cingulate cortex from Brain Research.

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These articles show differences in risk-taking among specific groups: These articles show differences in risk-taking among domains: Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 15, It is obvious that people differ in the way they resolve work-related or personal decisions that involve risk and uncertainty. A domain-specific risk-attitude scale: Judgment and Decision Making, 1, Foster, Shenesey, and Goff article Why do narcissists take more risks?

By pairing new methods of data collection with questionnaires such as DOSPERT that identify key traveller characteristics to intervene on, travel medicine doctors will be able to provide more specialised health advice, ensuring that all travellers receive well-rounded advice about the full range of health challenges they will face during travel.


Theory and Experimental Evidence from Management Science. Testing the roles of perceived risks and benefits of risky behaviors from Personality and Individual Differences.

DOSPERT Scale | Center for Decision Sciences

Of the 75 travellers that completed the study, 70 Despite the continuing growth of international tourism, very little research has been done on the link between individual risk attitudes and health sca,e during travel. Prior to travel, participants completed the DOSPERT, a validated item scale that assesses risk-taking and perception in five content domains: Multiple linear regression models were used to model the relationship between DOSPERT risk-taking subdomain score and health behaviour.


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