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ERIC Number: EJ857954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
I'll Do It Tomorrow: The Logic of Procrastination
Zarick, Lisa M.; Stonebraker, Robert
College Teaching, v57 n4 p211-215 Fall 2009
College students seem especially adept at procrastination. Large percents report that it causes lower quality papers and projects, lower exam scores and, to a lesser extent, late or missing assignments. Using survey data collected from a broad cross-section of students and faculty we argue that procrastination can be modeled as a logical, albeit sometimes inefficient, behavior within a rational choice framework. By looking at differences in perceived costs and benefits across individuals and across circumstances we can predict who procrastinates, under what conditions they procrastinate, and how it might effectively be countered. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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