Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal


The purpose of the study was to see if college students who procrastinate show differences in the different types of procrastination. The two types of procrastination used in the study are perfectionists and crisis-making procrastinators. Perfectionist procrastinators are individuals who have difficulties completing a task due to lack of satisfaction, and Crisis-making procrastinators are individuals who postpone task until the there is a short amount of time left. The hypothesis is that college students are more likely to be crisis-making procrastinators rather than perfectionist procrastinators when completing an assignment. The method involved surveying college students in the Lindenwood Participant Pool on their likelihood to procrastinate in various situations. The survey consisted of 14 questions; 7 questions focused towards perfectionists and 7 questions focused towards crisis-making procrastinators. Results showed that college students were more likely to be crisis-making procrastinators than perfectionist procrastinators. Results also showed that there was a difference between gender and type of procrastinator as well as age and level of procrastination.

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