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dc.contributor.authorDaly, Michael-
dc.contributor.authorDelaney, Liam-
dc.contributor.authorEgan, Mark-
dc.contributor.authorBaumeister, Roy-
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-21T02:15:02Z-
dc.date.available2015-10-21T02:15:02Z-
dc.date.issued2015-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/21919-
dc.description.abstractThe capacity for self-control may underlie successful labor-force entry and job retention, particularly in times of economic uncertainty. Analyzing unemployment data from two nationally representative British cohorts (N = 16,780), we found that low self-control in childhood was associated with the emergence and persistence of unemployment across four decades. On average, a 1-SD increase in self-control was associated with a reduction in the probability of unemployment of 1.4 percentage points after adjustment for intelligence, social class, and gender. From labor-market entry to middle age, individuals with low self-control experienced 1.6 times as many months of unemployment as those with high self-control. Analysis of monthly unemployment data before and during the 1980s recession showed that individuals with low self-control experienced the greatest increases in unemployment during the recession. Our results underscore the critical role of self-control in shaping life-span trajectories of occupational success and in affecting how macroeconomic conditions affect unemployment levels in the population.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherSAGE-
dc.relationDaly M, Delaney L, Egan M & Baumeister R (2015) Childhood Self-Control and Unemployment Throughout the Life Span: Evidence From Two British Cohort Studies, Psychological Science, 26 (6), pp. 709-723.-
dc.rightsThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/openaccess.htm).-
dc.subjectpersonalityen_UK
dc.subjectself-controlen_UK
dc.subjectunemploymenten_UK
dc.subjecteconomic recessionen_UK
dc.subjecthuman capitalen_UK
dc.subjectopen dataen_UK
dc.subjectopen materialsen_UK
dc.titleChildhood Self-Control and Unemployment Throughout the Life Span: Evidence From Two British Cohort Studiesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797615569001-
dc.identifier.pmid25870404-
dc.citation.jtitlePsychological Science-
dc.citation.issn0956-7976-
dc.citation.volume26-
dc.citation.issue6-
dc.citation.spage709-
dc.citation.epage723-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emailmichael.daly@stir.ac.uk-
dc.citation.date13/04/2015-
dc.contributor.affiliationManagement Work and Organisation-
dc.contributor.affiliationEconomics-
dc.contributor.affiliationEconomics-
dc.contributor.affiliationFlorida State University-
dc.identifier.isi000355857100004-
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