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Voluntary Restrictions and Self-commitment

Author: Bc. Václav Toman
Year: 2012 - summer
Leaders: doc. PhDr. Michal Bauer Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 56
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Abstract: In our work, we summarize the literature describing the topic of dual self and propose various types of restrictions the long-run self might impose on the myopic self concerning procrastination, health and emotions.
Motivated by this literature, we conduct a questionnaire survey to explore two main research questions:
To what extent are people willing to impose restrictions on themselves?
How do individual characteristics such as cognitive abilities, education, conscientiousness or gender determine such behavior?
Using the econometric methods on our originally collected data we find that the phenomenon of voluntary restriction of self is present in our contemporary society to a large extent.
Consistent with previous findings, women have a tendency to restrict themselves significantly more than men, while higher Cognitive Response Test (CRT) score, higher education and lower conscientiousness cause lower interest in the self-commitment facilities.
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