Unrealistic optimism, sex, and risk perception of type 2 diabetes onset: Implications for education programs
This study examined links among unrealistic optimism, sex, and risk perception of type 2 diabetes onset in college students. Participants included 660 college students who consented to complete a questionnaire. The results showed significant differences between students who perceived that they were at risk for type 2 diabetes onset and those who thought their peers were the ones at risk. A higher prevalence of participants thought their peers were the ones at risk for type 2 diabetes. Women were more likely than men to report a higher risk perception, indicating that their peers were at lower risk for diabetes onset.
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Reyes-Velázquez, & Sealey-Potts, C. (2015). Unrealistic optimism, sex, and risk perception of type 2 diabetes onset: implications for education programs. Diabetes Spectrum : A Publication of the American Diabetes Association, 28(1), 5–9. https://doi.org/10.2337/diaspect.28.1.5