Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY   FALL 2006 , Volume 13 , Number 3; Page(s) 1 To 30.
 
Paper: 

PREVALENCE OF PROCRASTINATION AND THE EFFECTS OF COGNITIVE- BEHAVIOR AND BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT THERAPIES ON REDUCTION OF PROCRASTINATION IN MALE & FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AHVAZ

 
 
Author(s):  SHEHNI YEYLAGH M., SALAMATI S.A., MEHRABIZADEH HONARMAND M., HAGHIGHI J.
 
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Abstract: 

The present research was conducted to investigate the prevalence of procrastination and the effects of cognitive-behavior and behavior management therapies on its reduction in high school students in Ahvaz. The experimental-control, with pretest-posttest and follow-up design, was used in this study. This study made use of two samples: One for prevalence and the other for testing hypotheses. The sample for prevalence consisted of 2000 subjects selected randomly from high school students. The second sample consisted of 180 boys and girls randomly selected from the subjects who were diagnosed as procrastinator in the prevalence stage of the study. The instruments employed in this research were Tuckman Procrastination Scale and Schwarzer, Schmitz, and Diehl Procrastination Scale. Findings of the prevalence stage indicated that 299 (15.4%) of participants suffered from procrastination (14% for girls and 17% for boys). The results of ANOVA and repeated measures showed that the use of cognitive behavior and behavior management therapies significantly reduced procrastination. Also, the effects of cognitive-behavior and behavior management therapies were not significantly different, and there was no difference between girls and boys. In addition, the effects of therapeutic intervention lasted three weeks.

 
Keyword(s): PROCRASTINATION, COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOR THERAPY, BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT THERAPY
 
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