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Brief Sensation Seeking Scale (BSSS)
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Exploratory: Sport-Related Concussion (SRC)
Short Description of Instrument
The Brief Sensation Seeking Scale (BSS) is an 8 item version of the 40 item sensation seeking assessment created by Zuckerman (1964).  The 8 item measure was deemed to be both reliable and predictive of willingness to take risk (Holye 2002).  The scale measures four domains (Experience seeking, Boredom and Susceptibility, Thrill and adventure seeking, Disinihibition) with 2 questions per domain.    
Each of the eight items are scored on a 1 (Strongly disagree) to 5 (Strongly agree) scale by the participant.  Scores for each domain are totaled with higher scores (out of 10) representing a stronger preference for that domain
Zuckerman M, Kolin EA, Price L, Zoob I. Development of a sensation-seeking scale. J Consulting Psychol. 1964;28:477-482.
Hoyle RH, Stephenson MT, Palmgreen P, Lorch EP, Donohew L. Reliability and validity of a brief measure of sensation seeking. Pers Individ Dif. 2002;32:401-414.


Document last updated July 2019