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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Conscientious children less likely to smoke

Conscientious children are less likely to smoke in later life, a study carried out by Dr Michael Pluess of QMUL and researchers from UCL has found.


The study reads:

Applying a life course approach, it was childhood conscientiousness rather than one at adulthood that was most strongly associated with smoking at 50 years, suggesting conscientiousness is a predictor of adult smoking behaviour rather than a result of exposure to social inequality.



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