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MEASURING AND REDUCING COLLEGE STUDENTS' PROCRASTINATION

By Christopher J Perrin, Neal Miller, Alayna T Haberlin, Jonathan W Ivy, James N Meindl and Nancy A Neef

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We examined college students' procrastination when studying for weekly in-class quizzes. Two schedules of online practice quiz delivery were compared using a multiple baseline design. When online study material was made available noncontingently, students usually procrastinated. When access to additional study material was contingent on completing previous study material, studying was more evenly distributed. Overall, the mean gain in percentage correct scores on weekly in-class quizzes relative to pretests was greater during contingent access than during noncontingent access conditions

Topics: Research Articles
Publisher: The Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3177330
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