We examined the relationship between chronic procrastination, hoarding, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a computer measure of continuous performance with 84 adult patients evaluated for diagnoses. Patients were administered the General Procrastination Inventory, the Saving Inventory-Revised, the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale and the IVA + Plus Continuous Performance Test. Procrastination scores correlated negatively with auditory attention scores, while self-reported hoarding tendencies correlated negatively with visual attention. Measures of procrastiation, hoarding, and ADHD were positively correlated. Implications and limitations of findings are discussed as well as directions for futher research.
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We are indebted to the late Robert “Bob” Holman Coombs, PhD., Professor of Psychiatry and Bio-behavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, who suggested this research area and its application for people with problem gambling.
Funding was provided by the researchers and the Institution.
Research Regarding Human Subjects was approved from the Institution’s Human Subject’s Board.
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Ashworth, B., McCown, W. Trait Procrastination, Hoarding, and Continuous Performance Attention Scores. Curr Psychol 37, 454–459 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-017-9696-3
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Continuous performance task