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Statistic Of The Day: Study Finds Childhood Self-Control Leads To Better Adult Job Prospects


Childhood self-control linked to enhanced job prospects throughout life is the headline of a Science Daily story on an ambitious study that tracked 15,000 people from age seven to adulthood.

The study itself is behind a paywall, but I do plan on purchasing it to review it further. It carries particular credibility since Roy F. Baumeister is one of the co-authors. I’ve written several posts about his work (and have applied his findings in my own classroom), and interviewed him for my Education Week Teacher column.

Here’s an excerpt from the Science Daily report:


I’m adding this post to The Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Larry…

    I will read the study, but please tell me that the research considers factors relating to poverty, trauma, the teenage brain and all of the other things that we know might greatly affect a child’s ability to exercise self-control.

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