Procrastination, temptations, and incentives: the struggle between the present and the future in procrastinators and the punctual

  title={Procrastination, temptations, and incentives: the struggle between the present and the future in procrastinators and the punctual},
  author={Siegfried Dewitte and Henri C. Schouwenburg},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  pages={469 - 489}
Two studies investigated the role of impulsivity in procrastinators' problems. In the first study, 147 freshmen completed questionnaires measuring the Big Five personality factors, a broad impulsivity scale, and Lay's general procrastination scale, and their perceptions concerning a compulsory course. The data revealed that procrastination was closely related to a lack of perseverance, that is, the inability to complete projects. This relation explained a large part of the well documented… 

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