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  • Study links responsible behavior in high school to life success 50 years later

    University of Illinois psychology professor Brent Roberts and his colleagues found that, above and beyond other factors known to influence life success, responsible behavior and interest in high school correspond to economic and career success 50 years later.

    University of Illinois psychology professor Brent Roberts and his colleagues found that, above and beyond other factors known to influence life success, responsible behavior and interest in high school correspond to economic and career success 50 years later.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Brent Roberts, email bwrobrts@illinois.edu.
    To reach Rodica Damian, email ridamian@uh.edu.
    To reach Marion Spengler, email marion.spengler@uni-tuebingen.de.
    The paper “How you behave in school predicts life success above and beyond family background, broad traits, and cognitive ability” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1037/pspp0000185