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Why Procrastinate: An Investigation of the Root Causes behind Procrastination

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dc.contributor.author Thakkar, Neal
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-06T21:20:50Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-06T21:20:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009-03
dc.identifier.issn 1718-8482
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1241
dc.description.abstract This paper examines different theories on the reasons why students procrastinate on their academic assignments. Although the fear of failure, self-regulatory failures and low self-efficacy have been linked to procrastination among students, recent research suggests these theories aren't complete because they don't account for task aversiveness or the hyperbolic discounting of time. The Temporal Motivation Theory is the most valid theory of procrastination today because it incorporates the self-regulatory and self-efficacy theories and accounts for task aversiveness and the hyperbolic discounting of time. By understanding the root causes behind procrastination, effective solutions can be invented, researched and spread to stem the tide of procrastination among students and in society. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal en
dc.subject Procrastination en
dc.title Why Procrastinate: An Investigation of the Root Causes behind Procrastination en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Virginia Commonwealth University en
dc.publisher.institution Virginia Commonwealth University en

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