How to Beat Procrastination The Role of Goal Focus

  title={How to Beat Procrastination The Role of Goal Focus},
  author={Kathrin Krause and Alexandra M. Freund},
  journal={European Psychologist},
Procrastination, defined as the subjectively aversive inability to initiate or complete the pursuit of a given goal, is a common phenomenon in academic contexts. This theoretical paper presents a dynamic model that centers on the role of goal focus in influencing procrastination during goal pursuit. Our central hypothesis is that focusing on the means of goal pursuit (i.e., adopting a process focus) reduces procrastination, particularly when fear of failure is high. Focusing on the means should… 

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