Navigation Links
New study finds feeling 'in control' can help you live longer
Date:2/4/2014

Do you believe in your own ability to succeed, or do you believe life events are largely beyond your control?

Think carefully about your answer it could affect your risk of mortality.

People who feel in control and believe they can achieve goals despite hardships are more likely to live longer and healthier lives, especially among those with less education, according to a new study by Brandeis University and University of Rochester. The study was published online in the journal of Health Psychology.

Previous studies have shown that people with a high school diploma or less education tend to die younger than those with a college degree or graduate training. Yet, that's not a hard and fast rule. Why?

In this study, less educated people with higher perceived control had a mortality rate three times lower than those with a lower sense of control. In fact, a high sense of control seemed to negate the mortality risks of lower education, says Margie Lachman, the Minnie and Harold Fierman Professor of Psychology at Brandeis University, and an author on the paper.

"A high sense of control all but wipes out educational differences when it comes to mortality," Lachman says. "A person with less education but a high sense of control is practically indistinguishable from a person of high education."

Researchers determined attitudes about perceived control by asking participants to rank agreement to a set of statements. For example, participants were given the statement, "Sometimes I feel I am being pushed around in my life," and asked to rank their agreement from one (strongly disagree) to seven (strongly agree).

The study's public health implications are exciting, says Lachman.

"There are methods and strategies for improving one's sense of control, and educational experiences are one of them," Lachman says. "We could implement those approaches in educational and public health programs ai
'/>"/>

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@brandeis.edu
781-736-4027
Brandeis University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Population Council launches study testing interventions to improve girls lives in Kenya
2. Study finds dramatic rise in skin cancer among middle-aged adults
3. New study shows core factors and strategies to turn primary care practices into PCMHs
4. Study finds high Rx burden for bipolar patients
5. Using susceptibility-weighted imaging to study concussion in college ice hockey players
6. New study explores contributors to excess infant mortality in the US South
7. NIH study describes new method for tracking T cells in HIV patients
8. NIH study offers insight into why cancer incidence increases with age
9. Tighter economic regulation needed to reverse obesity epidemic -- study
10. Kessler Foundation MS researchers study predictors of employment status
11. U of Maryland study: Partnership may help address cancer, health disparities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/21/2014)... December 21, 2014 AlignLife of Norton ... need while at the same time helping people get their ... non-profit community-based organization committed to serving those persons in Muskegon ... needs to improve the quality of life. Dr. Michael Rykse ... impact in the local community and he knew he found ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... December 21, 2014 Serious Buyer, Andrew ... 1967 Jm Morrison and the Doors International Ballroom at ... would also be the only time that Morrison's mother ... on Nov. 25, 1967. According to Hawley, “This would ... did play the Alexandria Roller Rink earlier that year ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Parker & Sons, Inc. a market leader ... other similar home contractor services announces a record number ... expert contracting services. The company is considered by many ... Arizona for well over 40 years. Parker and Sons ... quality customer service to the residents and business owners ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Over the past 39 years, NES ... of emergency departments across the nation, from quality of ... translated into an innovative suite of tools, systems, and ... enhance the patient experience. , NES Health, a ... management services for hospitals, announced the development and launch ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 SCI ... of the issues and systemic barriers for disabled athletes ... Paratriathlon Champion. Scheidies has a condition called juvenile macular ... He describes how he adapted his athletic ambitions to ... his success in triathlon to pioneer the way for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AlignLife of Norton Shores Makes a Brighter Christmas for Kids in Muskegon 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Number Of Favorable Reviews In 2014 With Regard To Its Expert Contracting Services 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Number Of Favorable Reviews In 2014 With Regard To Its Expert Contracting Services 3Health News:NES Health Launches Stipend Program for Emergency Physicians in Training to Financially Assist Emergency Department Doctors While They Learn 2Health News:Disability in Sports on SCI TV with Triathlon World Champ Aaron Scheidies 2Health News:Disability in Sports on SCI TV with Triathlon World Champ Aaron Scheidies 3
... Highlights Influenza Virus Research at Drexel University*PHILADELPHIA, May 1 ... demonstrated the importance of natural killer, or NK, cells ... may help us understand how the body,s immune system ... no studies have been conducted on the specific H1N1 ...
... Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) Research Scientist ... Award for research submitted for presentation at the American ... , Chen, a researcher in VARI,s Laboratory of ... the meeting held in Denver from April 18-22, where ...
... Boston, Mass. - A new paper published in the ... of Medical Internet Research evaluates consumers, experiences with ... a system developed by researchers in the Children,s Hospital ... has been adapted by PCHR providers including Dossia, Microsoft ...
... crisis improved long-term outcomes, study found , , FRIDAY, May ... drug during a coronary emergency can save lives and ... , The one-year risk of death or major heart ... episodes of acute coronary syndrome who received the drugs, ...
... Tech Rapid Alert System Enables Hospitals to Rapidly Notify Staff, Community ... ... Clark, New Jersey, May 1, 2009 -- Mobile Health Tech, the ... 2.0 of its Hospital Rapid Notification Alert System™. This new release ...
... SignatureForum, a leading online consumer advocacy group, has ... family of skin care and anti-aging websites, ... the Chicago cosmetic market, New Image Specialists, growing popularity ... encompassing a network of more than 300 medical spas ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Natural Killer Cells May Help Protect Against New Strains of Influenza Virus 2Health News:Natural Killer Cells May Help Protect Against New Strains of Influenza Virus 3Health News:VARI researcher chosen for highly competitive Scholar-in-Training Award 2Health News:New study evaluates community response to personally controlled health information 2Health News:New study evaluates community response to personally controlled health information 3Health News:Cholesterol Drugs May Help in Cardiac Emergency 2Health News:Hospital Rapid Alert System Supports Swine Flu Pandemic Communications 2Health News:SignatureForum Introduces NewImageSpecialists.com 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... -- TODAY, AEGATE, the leader in medicine ... appointment of Peter Fox as Chief Technology ... Partner Officer. Peter has served as Development ... by Oracle in 2011. Prior to Datanomic, ... and subsequently Convergys, a world renowned billing system ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Pa. , Dec. 19, 2014 You,re ... routine checkup and cleaning when he or she says ... you,ve probably heard before, you may have several questions ... You,ll be relieved to know it,s nothing to worry ... answer patients, questions and alleviate any anxiety the public ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 19, 2014 Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced ... with MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. ( Hyderabad, India ... commercialize several new ANDAs.  Under the terms of the ... exclusively to Breckenridge for the U.S. market, and Breckenridge ... Breckenridge and MSN have agreed to develop an oral ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aegate Appoints new CTO and Chief Channels & Partner Officer 2Aegate Appoints new CTO and Chief Channels & Partner Officer 3Aegate Appoints new CTO and Chief Channels & Partner Officer 4Root Canals Have Become More Routine 2Breckenridge Pharmaceutical signs Multi-Product Generic Agreement with MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. 2
... American Medical Systems® (AMS) (Nasdaq: ... and therapies for male and female pelvic health, today ... Program (STEP) in Europe. The program is designed to ... about solutions for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) ...
... CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2011   The Cleveland Clinic and ... support the Clinic,s effort to become a clinically integrated ... together the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals, physicians, and more than ... Cleveland Clinic, through its Community Physician Partnership (CPP), recognized ...
Cached Medicine Technology:American Medical Systems Launches STEP Patient Education Program in Europe 2American Medical Systems Launches STEP Patient Education Program in Europe 3Valence Health Selected by Cleveland Clinic to Support Clinical Integration Program 2
New!...
...
Mendez Multi-Purpose LASIK Forceps. To enter, dissect, elevate and smooth the flap. Combined features of Spatula, Dissector and Forceps, Titanium...
The CGPL capsulotomy contact glass was designed by Riquin, Fankhauser et al. for the dissection of opacified posterior lens capsules and membranes in the pupillary and retropupillary space with the Y...
Medicine Products: