Intervention to reduce procrastination in first-year students: Preliminary results from a Norwegian study
ForfatterNordby, Kent; Wang, Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson; Dahl, Tove Irene; Svartdal, Frode
This paper reports preliminary results from a brief intervention designed to reduce academic procrastination. Students enrolled in an introductory psychology course received lectures and seminar sessions about procrastination and its causes and consequences. Students who were enrolled in an introductory psychology course received lectures and seminar sessions about procrastination and its causes and consequences, as well as information about techniques that are helpful in reducing and preventing the problem. Changes in procrastination and techniques helpful in reducing procrastination were monitored in pre and post probes. Results indicated that students reduced their procrastination, with the most positive changes observed in students who were high in procrastination tendencies at the outset of the intervention.
Published version. Source at https://doi.org/10.15714/scandpsychol.3.e10