ERIC Number: ED075501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Prediction of Procrastination in a Self-Pacing Instructional System.
Ely, Donald D.; Hampton, John D.
The objective of the study was to predict potential procrastinators in a self-pacing instructional system. Seventy-five entering college freshmen were randomly selected to participate in a large scale individually-paced program. Those students (25) who procrastinated were classified as "no-start-procrastinators" (NSP); the remainder (52) were classified as "satisfactory progressists" (SP). This binary variable (NSP vs. SP) was regressed via step-wise multiple regression on the following predictors: ACT scales, Nelson-Denny scales, SSHA scales, Cooperative Algebra Test, Cooperative Trigonometry Test, high school percentile rank and "under-over" achievement. The multiple regression yielded a multiple correlation of .58. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)