Impulse control, diabetes-specific self-efficacy, and diabetes management among emerging adults with type 1 diabetes

Nathan W. Stupiansky, Kathleen M. Hanna, James E. Slaven, Michael T. Weaver, J. Dennis Fortenberry

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Abstract

Objective To explore the relationships among impulse control, diabetes-specific self-efficacy, and diabetes management behaviors among emerging adults with type 1 diabetes. Methods A total of 204 high school seniors (M = 18.25 years, SD =. 45, 55.9% females) with type 1 diabetes self-reported on impulse control, diabetes-specific self-efficacy, and diabetes management behaviors during the past 3 months. Mediation and path analyses were used to address aims. Results Greater impulse control was associated with better diabetes management among these emerging adults. In addition, diabetes-specific self-efficacy partially mediated the relationship between impulse control and diabetes management. Conclusions Impulse control and diabetes-specific self-efficacy may be important in the management of type 1 diabetes among emerging adults. Diabetes-specific self-efficacy may play an important role in successful diabetes management among youth with lower impulse control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Psychology
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • adolescents
  • diabetes
  • health behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

Cite this