High self-control predicts good adjustment, less pathology, better grades, and interpersonal success.

  title={High self-control predicts good adjustment, less pathology, better grades, and interpersonal success.},
  author={June P Tangney and Roy F. Baumeister and Angela Boone},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  volume={72 2},
What good is self-control? We incorporated a new measure of individual differences in self-control into two large investigations of a broad spectrum of behaviors. The new scale showed good internal consistency and retest reliability. Higher scores on self-control correlated with a higher grade point average, better adjustment (fewer reports of psychopathology, higher self-esteem), less binge eating and alcohol abuse, better relationships and interpersonal skills, secure attachment, and more… 

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