The nature of procrastination: a meta-analytic and theoretical review of quintessential self-regulatory failure.

  title={The nature of procrastination: a meta-analytic and theoretical review of quintessential self-regulatory failure.},
  author={Piers Steel},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={133 1},
  • Piers Steel
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Psychological bulletin
Procrastination is a prevalent and pernicious form of self-regulatory failure that is not entirely understood. Hence, the relevant conceptual, theoretical, and empirical work is reviewed, drawing upon correlational, experimental, and qualitative findings. A meta-analysis of procrastination's possible causes and effects, based on 691 correlations, reveals that neuroticism, rebelliousness, and sensation seeking show only a weak connection. Strong and consistent predictors of procrastination were… 

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