Explaining the Effective Factors on Risk-taking as Basic Elements of Youths’ Life Style based on Modeling of Structural Equation by Minority Method of Partial Squares (PLS)


1 Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran

2 Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Payame Noor University, Yazd, Iran

3 Ph.D., Department of Sociology, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran



The aim of this study is to survey the effective factors on the risk-taking rate as the basic elements of youths’ life style in the various and wide sampling of students quantitively. This study was from the social survey and the research data have been collected by using the questionnaire techniques. The statistical population includes all students of Kashan University. Using Cochran sampling formula, 403 students were randomly selected as sample size. Findings showed that fatalism with 59% of total negative effect and high impact volume in the first rank, social satisfaction with 24% overall effect and average effect volume in the second rank, luxuriousness with 21% of total effect and volume of effect at the level low in the third rank, and worldliness with 11% overall impact and volume in the lowest rank. In addition to, the Q2 value indicates that overally the predictive power of the model is moderate. Based on the obtained value in the matrix, the significance-function of the variable of Fatalism was significant.


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