Human Development

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A Review of

Laura A. Rabin, Joshua Fogel, and Katherine E. Nutter- U pham (2011)

Academic procrastination in college students: The role of self-reported executive

function. Journal, 5 pages

by Luis Garcia, 11/7/2013


Procrastination in college students - Summary

Procrastination that refers to the deliberate delay of the due tasks is a common

occurrence in colleges. For the fact that procrastination may pose negative impacts on

the quality of life, academic self efficacy, achievement, and learning, this study has

attempted to present an understanding of the factors which establish and keep up this

niggling attitude. Procrastination is greatly considered as entailing failures in violation

and self regulation, which are generally considered as executive functions. This

research is the first ever study carried out for the purpose of investigating the

subcomponents of self reported executive functioning allied to the academic

procrastination. This research was conducted on a sample of two hundred and twelve

college students that was demographically diverse and encompassing ages up to thirty


All the nine aspects of executive functioning were included in various regression

models which additionally entailed several psychiatric medical characteristics,

conscientiousness, neuroticism, anxiety, depression, and estimated IQ. The important

indicators of academic procrastination were lower conscientiousness and increased age

along with the domains of executive function including; organization of materials, task

monitor, working memory, self- monitor, inhibit, organize/plan, and initiation. The results

derived from the research develop and boost the comprehension of neuropsychological

correlations of procrastination and might lead to practicable interventions or suggestions

for reducing its negative impacts on the welfare and academic performance of students

(Laura,, 2011).


Any particular hypothesis was not generated pertaining to the association

amongst procrastination and drug/alcohol use, ethnicity, age, gender, and several

psychiatric/medical conditions, provided the evasively natured findings...