Do I Get Stronger When I Stop to Eat My Spinach? the Impact of Planned Breaks on Self-Regulation

Rita Coelho do Vale, UCP-Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal
The present research proposes that it is beneficial to include planned breaks on the quest of consecutive self-regulatory tasks. Results from two experiments show that the inclusion of breaks leads to less strain on self-regulatory resources than no-break processes, contributing to higher likelihood of proceeding with self-regulatory tasks.
[ to cite ]:
Rita Coelho do Vale (2016) ,"Do I Get Stronger When I Stop to Eat My Spinach? the Impact of Planned Breaks on Self-Regulation", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44, eds. Page Moreau and Stefano Puntoni, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 421-422.