chapter  4
The Role of Self-Regulation in Abstinence Maintenance: Effects of Communal Living on Self-Regulation
ByJoseph R. Ferrari, Edward B. Stevens, Leonard A. Jason
Pages 10

Research on self-regulation ability suggested a number of important properties characteristic of an individual’s ability to control their behavior. For instance, the greater a person’s self-regulation resources the greater likelihood for maintaining a successful lifestyle that person will experience (Tangney, Baumeister, & Boone, 2004). High self-control has been correlated

at cogni-and the ca-Gailliot, 2007). to overeat alcoholic bev-individuals who reported strong self-control claimed better adjustment and fewer reports of psychological distress (Tangney et al. 2004). This depletion effect has been described as comparable to “muscle fatigue” (Muraven & Baumeister, 2000). Thus, self-regulation has dynamic properties related to capacity, usage, and replenishment (Muraven, Shmueli, & Burkley, 2006).