Procrastination Research

A Synopsis of Existing Research Perspectives
  • Joseph R. Ferrari
  • Judith L. Johnson
  • William G. McCown
Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


Despite the lack of a singular definition of the key term and, until recently, a relative lack of interest displayed toward this topic by the scientific community, there have been several forays into research regarding procrastination. This Chapter reviews empirical research, highlighting areas warranting further inquiry, with emphasis on contrasting the past and potential contributions of various theoretical orientations. Later Chapters will focus on specific, novel theories or new data that are presently unavailable.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph R. Ferrari
    • 1
  • Judith L. Johnson
    • 2
  • William G. McCown
    • 3
  1. 1.DePaul UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Villanova UniversityVillanovaUSA
  3. 3.Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric ResearchOrangeburgUSA

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