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ERIC Number: EJ1103236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Use of an Explicit Rule Decreases Procrastination in University Students
Johnson, Paul E.; Perrin, Christopher J.; Salo, Allen; Deschaine, Elyssa; Johnson, Beth
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v49 n2 p346-358 Jun 2016
The procrastination behavior of students from a small rural university was decreased by presenting them with a rule indicating that a sooner final due date for a writing assignment would be contingent on procrastination during earlier phases of the paper. A counterbalanced AB BA design was used to measure the effects of the rule-based treatment across 2 introductory psychology classes (N = 33). Overall, participants engaged in less procrastination, missed fewer deadlines, and produced higher quality writing in the treatment condition.
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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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