Current Psychology

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 454–459 | Cite as

Trait Procrastination, Hoarding, and Continuous Performance Attention Scores

  • Burt Ashworth
  • William McCownEmail author


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.


Procrastination Hoarding Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Continuous performance task 



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.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Ethical Approval

Research Regarding Human Subjects was approved from the Institution’s Human Subject’s Board.

Conflict of Interest

Authors have no conflicts of interest.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained for all participants.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Business and Social Sciences, Strauss Hall 306University of Louisiana at MonroeMonroeUSA

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