Procrastination is a very common occurrence among college students; in fact, many students proclaim themselves to be expert procrastinators claiming that they work better under pressure. While this may be true for a very small few, the majority of students would greatly benefit from learning ways to combat their tendency to procrastinate and better manage their time. The stress, pressure and self-doubt that come with procrastination are unnecessary additives to an already stressful lifestyle led by college students.
So, why do students choose to procrastinate? Contrary to popular belief, procrastination is not affected by fear, deadline pressure from other assignments, or the degree to which the task was perceived as difficult or time consuming. Procrastination is actually associated with disorganization, low conscientiousness, and poor time-management skills (Ackerman & Gross, 2005).
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