Boccio, Cashen (2018). Exploring potential protective factors for the relationship between low self-control and negative health outcomes. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology Conference.
Previous research links levels of self-control with criminal outcomes and other negative life outcomes outside of crime (Pratt & Cullen, 2000; Evans et al., 1997; Miller, Barnes, & Beaver, 2011; Moffitt et al., 2011). For instance, there is significant evidence to indicate that low self-control is associated with poor health outcomes (Miller et al., 2011; Moffitt et al., 2011; Nedelec & Beaver, 2014). Considerably less research, however, has examined protective factors that may reduce the risks of developing negative health outcomes for individuals with low levels of self-control. This study addresses this gap in the literature by exploring protective factors that may moderate the relationship between low self-control and negative health outcomes. We discuss the implications of our findings for future research.
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