Rethinking Procrastination: Positive Effects of "Active" Procrastination Behavior on Attitudes and Performance

  title={Rethinking Procrastination: Positive Effects of "Active" Procrastination Behavior on Attitudes and Performance},
  author={Angela Hsin Chun Chu and Jin Nam Choi},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  pages={245 - 264}
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