CitationMiller, Holly Ventura; Barnes, J. C.; & Beaver, Kevin M. (2011). Self-control and health outcomes in a nationally representative sample. American Journal of Health Behavior. vol. 35 (1) pp. 15-27
AbstractObjectives : To explore the link between low self-control during adolescence and health problems in early adulthood.
Methods : Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we examined the relationship between varying levels of self-control and the likelihood of being diagnosed with a variety of physical and brainbased health conditions.
Results : Results from logistic regression analyses indicated that subjects with lower levels of self-control had significantly higher odds of being diagnosed with 9 of the 10 health outcomes.
Conclusions : Targeting the development of selfcontrol in childhood and adolescence may be valuable in preventing future health problems.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Author(s)Miller, Holly Ventura
Barnes, J. C.
Beaver, Kevin M.