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ERIC Number: EJ1061357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Why Are Students (Not) Motivated to Change Academic Procrastination? An Investigation Based on the Transtheoretical Model of Change
Grunschel, Carola; Schopenhauer, Lena
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n2 p187-200 Mar 2015
In light of the drawbacks of academic procrastination, it is surprising that not all students want to decrease academic procrastination. To find out why students are motivated (or not) to change academic procrastination, we investigated the characteristics of 377 German students with different motivations to change based on the Transtheoretical Model of change. The students who did not contemplate changing their behavior were not negatively affected by academic procrastination, in contrast to those students who intended to reduce academic procrastination. The students who started to decrease academic procrastination presented themselves as optimistic. Based on our results, we suggest offering tailormade interventions to help students successfully overcome academic procrastination.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany