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Abstract

e: The practice of sport and leisure has many physiological and psychological benefits. However, certain behaviours may contravene the physical integrity and well-being of participants, notably through sports injuries. Several endogenous (sensation seeking, risk perception, psychoaffective aspects, substance consumption, age) and exogenous (social influence, recreational and sporting factors, protective equipment, physical environment) dimensions make up risk-taking behaviours. Method: A qualitative study helped in developing an explanatory risk-taking model. A scale, based on the results of this work, could serve as a useful tool to better understand the determinants of leisure risk-taking among young people and, thus, propose more relevant prevention measures. The purpose of our research is to precisely design and attest to the content validity of a scale based on measuring recreational and sport risk-taking factors among young people between the ages of fourteen and twenty-four years through a Delphi survey with experts (n=7) and two focus groups (n=12). Results: Our findings show that, after these two data collections, the questionnaire displays satisfactory content validity. Continued analysis of psychometric qualities will ensure construct validity and fidelity.

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