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“Finally, My Thesis On Academic Procrastination,” Justin McCloskey, master’s thesis, University of Texas at Arlington, November 2011.
“References to procrastination have been dated back to as long as 3,000 years ago. However, research on procrastination is ironically enormously behind the curve in active research on its antecedents and effects. Academic procrastination is a unique outlet of procrastinatory tendencies and is the object of much less scientific research. Academic procrastination occurs when students needlessly delay completing projects, activities or assignments and has been linked to lower academic grades, poorer well-being, and more stress. Studies have found procrastination to be a vital predictor of success in college and the development of a scale upon which to measure it could be quite profitable to colleges and universities. Numerous scales such as the Lay (1986) General Procrastination Scale, the Solomon and Rothblum (1984) Procrastination Assessment Scale for Students, and the Choi and Moran (2009) scale have been used to measure procrastination. However, the Tuckman (1991) Procrastination Scale is the most widely used scale to identify academic procrastinators. The current study examined these scales as compared to a new scale, the Academic Procrastination Scale (APS).”
(Thanks to investigator Elizabeth Lopato for bringing this to our attention.)