Self-regulation as a protective factor against risky drinking and sexual behavior.

@article{Quinn2010SelfregulationAA,
  title={Self-regulation as a protective factor against risky drinking and sexual behavior.},
  author={Patrick D. Quinn and Kim Fromme},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={376-85}
}
Prior research suggests that high dispositional self-regulation leads to decreased levels of risky drinking and sexual behavior in adolescence and the early years of college. Self-regulation may be especially important when individuals have easy access to alcohol and freedom to pursue sexual opportunities. In the current 1-year longitudinal study, we followed a sample of N = 1,136 college students who had recently reached the legal age to purchase alcohol and enter bars and clubs to test… CONTINUE READING

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