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Cognitive, emotional, and motivational factors related to procrastination: A cluster analytic approach

Published inPersonality and individual differences, vol. 76, p. 1-6
Publication date2015
Abstract

Procrastination is a widespread phenomenon that has been associated with a host of cognitive, emotional, and motivational factors but about which a clear and integrated picture is still lacking. The aim of this study was to use primary established psychological procrastination-related factors in the literature to examine whether reliable subgroups of procrastinators can be identified through cluster analysis. To this end, 180 French-speaking students were asked to complete a measure of procrastination and four questionnaires assessing impulsivity, cognitive emotion regulation, self-esteem, and global motivation. Four clusters were identified: two with the lowest scores of procrastination (‘‘High regulated'' and ‘‘Regulated/low motivated''), one with higher scores of procrastination (‘‘Emotional''), and another with even higher scores (‘‘Unregulated''). The findings provide insights into the dynamic relationships between key procrastination-related factors and the mechanisms linked to the self-regulation difficulties that characterize trait procrastination. cop. 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords
  • Procrastination
  • Clusters
  • Impulsivity
  • Emotion regulation
  • Self-esteem
  • Motivation
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REBETEZ, Marie My Lien, ROCHAT, Lucien, VAN DER LINDEN, Martial. Cognitive, emotional, and motivational factors related to procrastination: A cluster analytic approach. In: Personality and individual differences, 2015, vol. 76, p. 1–6. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.11.044
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