Effects of prior contractual experiences on self-control in children

Paul Karoly, Frederick H. Kanfer

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Studied the relationship between adult-child contractual interactions and children's self-control. Ss were 95 8-12 yr old girls who performed an arm-extension exercise and a monotonous letter-crossing task. Overall results suggest the utility of a model relating contractual agreements to self-control, although the locus of effects is not completely clear. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-460
Number of pages2
JournalDevelopmental psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1974
Externally publishedYes


  • adult-child contractual interactions, self-control, 8-12 yr old girls

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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