CitationConverse, Patrick D.; Beverage, Michael S.; Vaghef, Keemia; & Moore, Lisa S. (2018). Self-control over time: Implications for work, relationship, and well-being outcomes. Journal of Research in Personality. vol. 73 (Supplement C) pp. 82-92
AbstractExtensive research has demonstrated that self-control predicts a range of outcomes, but little work has examined the implications of self-control over time. This study examined self-control levels and slopes across adolescence and young adulthood as predictors in the work, relationship, and well-being domains. Drawing from developmental tasks theory, two possibilities were explored: high levels of self-control or increasing levels of self-control across this developmental period may be important to these outcomes. Data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health were used, with self-control measured across four waves and outcomes measured during the last wave. Results were more consistent with the proposition that high levels of self-control across this developmental period may be important to the outcomes examined.
Keyword(s)Self-control Developmental tasks Work Relationships Well-being
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Research in Personality
Author(s)Converse, Patrick D.
Beverage, Michael S.
Moore, Lisa S.