Hedonic Calculus: Does Self Restraint Desire Matter?
Chen, Pan, Vazsonyi, Alexander T., Western Criminology Review
Abstract: Tittle, Ward, and Grasmick (2004) developed the idea of "self-control desire" as a key in understanding variability in crime and deviance, above and beyond low self-control (ability). The current study investigated the interplay between self-control ability, self-control desire, and deviance. Both self-control ability and self-control desire had independent effects on a variety of deviance measures; in addition, the interactive effects between the two were also significant. Results also indicate that the measure of self-control desire is composed of two different dimensions, namely punishment-avoiding self-control desire, a construct that shares conceptual similarities with …
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Publication information: Article title: Hedonic Calculus: Does Self Restraint Desire Matter?. Contributors: Chen, Pan - Author, Vazsonyi, Alexander T. - Author. Journal title: Western Criminology Review. Volume: 11. Issue: 3 Publication date: December 2010. Page number: 29+. © Western Criminology Review Apr 2010. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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