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Procrastination, Negative Self-Evaluation, and Stress in Depression and Anxiety

A Review and Preliminary Model
  • Gordon L. Flett
  • Kirk R. Blankstein
  • Thomas R. Martin
Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Abstract

Procrastination is defined typically as an irrational tendency to delay tasks that should be completed (Lay, 1986). Procrastination is believed to be associated with several cognitive, behavioral, and affective correlates and is regarded as a “dysfunction of important human abilities” in routine tasks and critical life tasks (Milgram, Sroloff, & Rosenbaum, 1988, p. 210). The extent of the dysfunction is reflected by estimates indicating that at least 25% of students suffer from severe levels of procrastination (see Hill, Hill, Chabot, & Barrall, 1978; McCown, Johnson, & Petzel, 1989b). Given the potential importance of the procrastination construct, it is perhaps not surprising that it is a topic that has been discussed at length by clinicians and by counselors (e.g., Burka & Yuen, 1983; Ellis & Knaus, 1977; Rarer, 1983).

Keywords

Coping Style Social Comparison Attachment Style Test Anxiety Automatic Thought 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon L. Flett
  • Kirk R. Blankstein
  • Thomas R. Martin

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