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ERIC Number: EJ973570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
Academic Procrastination: The Perspective of University Counsellors
Patrzek, Justine; Grunschel, Carola; Fries, Stefan
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v34 n3 p185-201 Sep 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the antecedents and consequences of academic procrastination in students who frequent university counselling in regard to this issue. To undertake this, semi-structured interviews with 12 experienced university counsellors in German universities were conducted. A qualitative content analysis resulted in two category systems--antecedents and consequences. Whereas the antecedents were differentiated into nine categories and 30 themes, the consequences were differentiated into 10 categories and 20 themes. The findings indicated that the antecedents and consequences were largely a reflection of the students' characteristics, their personal and learning situations, and the university environment. A layer model is discussed as a heuristic model for future research and for university counselling services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany