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ERIC Number: EJ1036582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Exploring Reasons and Consequences of Academic Procrastination: An Interview Study
Grunschel, Carola; Patrzek, Justine; Fries, Stefan
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v28 n3 p841-861 Sep 2013
In the present study, we broadly investigated reasons and consequences of academic procrastination. Additionally, we explored whether students seeking help from student counselling services to overcome academic procrastination (counselling group) report more serious reasons and consequences of academic procrastination than students who procrastinate but seek no counselling support (non-counselling group). We conducted standardized interviews with university students (N?=?36, of which 16 belonged to the counselling group) and analysed these using qualitative content analysis and frequency analysis. The reasons and consequences of academic procrastination, each summarized in a separate category system, were manifold. The category systems consisted of 20 main categories in total, subsuming 81 subcategories, of which 32 were inductively developed. The counselling group reported more serious reasons and consequences of academic procrastination than the non-counselling group. Our results suggest considering academic procrastination as a self-regulation failure and contribute to constructing interventions tailored to students' specific needs.
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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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