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Menezes Candumba Enfraim Chilongo ENGL 211 FPP
- Background information (definitions)
Lack of motivation Doing non-academic activities instead of academic tasks Keys to overcome academic procrastination
- From Latin “procrastinare” - Delay or put off
25 - 70% of college students are affected by academic procrastination
(Slomon & Rothblum, 1984; Milgram, Mey-Tal & Levinson, 1998)
1st Issue: Lack of motivation
Lack of motivation
- More than 20% of college students procrastinate on academic tasks due to loss of motivation
Source: Cecilia (2007) Academic procrastination. Retrieved from : http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/staff/CeciliaEssau/
To what degree do you procrastinate on school activities in general ?
10% When: I do not like the subject
I do not have enough energy
I just feel too lazy to start a task
2nd Issue : Doing non-academic activities instead of academic tasks
How often do you give up studying early in order to do more pleasant things?
Questionnaire Data (METU NCC Students)
Always Often Sometimes
How often do you allow yourself to be distracted from your work?
40% 5% Often Sometimes Rarely 0 Never
Keys to overcome academic procrastination
- Make a daily “to-do list”
Cecilia (2007) Academic procrastination. Retrieved December 02, 2010, from : http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/staff/CeciliaEssau David (2009) How to Avoid Procrastination in University. Retrieved November 11, 2010, from scribd Froese (1984) The Effects of Task Interest and Difficulty on Procrastination. Kansas Academy of ScienceStable. Accessed: 17/10/2010 From: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3627847 Özer (2009) Exploring Academic Procrastination Among Turkish Students. The journal of Social Phychology, 149;2,241-257. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from http://dx.doi.org/10.3200/SOCP.149.2.241-257