Predicting health behaviors with economic preferences and perceived control
AbstractWe 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in its series Working Papers with number 12-16.
Date of creation: 2012
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-01-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2013-01-07 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-EXP-2013-01-07 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-HEA-2013-01-07 (Health Economics)
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in: Economic Aspects of Health, pages 93-120
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Barsky, Robert B, et al, 1997. "Preference Parameters and Behavioral Heterogeneity: An Experimental Approach in the Health and Retirement Study," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 112(2), pages 537-79, May.
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