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Exploring Methods to Minimise Procrastination in Higher Education

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dc.contributor.author Edwards, Candice
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-08T13:22:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-08T13:22:19Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11622/169
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this article is to examine ways in which to alleviate procrastination by presenting students with possible solutions to minimise the effect of the problem and assessing which methods they deem most helpful. The ultimate aim is to provide students with options to help reduce the occurrence of procrastination has and its negative effect on academic performance. The quantitative research study was conducted by presenting a workshop on methods to alleviate procrastination to final year graphic design students and having them complete a questionnaire to determine the method perceived as most helpful. As part of the literature study the research examined reasons for procrastinating as well as the influence of self-efficacy and motivation to reduce the negative effects of procrastination. Results from the study indicate that there is no universal cause to procrastination as it deals with psychological and therefore individual issues meaning there is no universal ‘cure’. The good news however is that there are some aspects where educators can help to alleviate its symptoms such as giving clear instructions, starting assignments in class and offering additional guidance and skills development beyond the curriculum. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Procrastination en_US
dc.subject Academic performance en_US
dc.subject Skills development en_US
dc.title Exploring Methods to Minimise Procrastination in Higher Education en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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