Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Predicting health behaviors with economic preferences and perceived control
We present new evidence on the relationship between health behaviors and experimental measures of risk and time preferences and introduce evidence that perceived control — a measure incorporated from the health psychology literature — is a stronger and more consistent predictor of health behaviors than economic preferences.
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Lynn Conell-Price & Julian Jamison, Predicting health behaviors with economic preferences and perceived control, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Working Papers 12-16, 2012.
Keywords: Health ; Human behavior
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