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Research on procrastination has grown exponentially in recent years, focusing on the correlates and consequences, and finding that procrastination is an issue of self-regulation failure-not simply a time management problem as often presumed. This failure is a risk factor not only for poor mental health, but also poor physical health and other aspects of well-being. This book brings together new and established researchers and theorists to make important connections between procrastination and health.
The first section introduces and overviews current conceptualization and measurement perspectives on procrastination, and the philosophical view of how procrastination may compromise health and well-being. Next the book focuses on current theory and research highlighting the issues and implications of procrastination for physical health and health behaviors, while the third part presents current perspectives on the interrelationships between procrastination and psychological well-being, ending with potential areas for future research in the growing field of procrastination, health, and well-being.
The implications of this common, self-defeating delay are important for educators, health-care professionals as well as everyone who struggles to be more successful in their goal pursuit.
- Reviews interdisciplinary research on procrastination
- Conceptualizes procrastination as an issue of self-regulation, not time management
- Discusses the public and private health implications of procrastination
- Explores the guilt and game that often accompany procrastination
- Identifies the stress and chronic health conditions associated with procrastination