Procrastination Quick Survey

William Howatt Ph.D., Ed.D.
© 2014

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. – Napoleon Hill

Procrastination is typically described as the action of picking less important tasks over more important ones. The consequence of this action is the important tasks are left until the last moment. It is not uncommon for procrastinators to attach some negativity and/or anxiety to these important tasks. Approximately 20% of people avoid difficult tasks. In summary, procrastination is rooted in an individual’s struggle with self-management and control. As well, these people have a gap in anticipating the consequences of avoiding tasks as it is common for such employees to receive poor performance evaluations from their managers for completing assigned work.

This is not a clinical measure or diagnostic tool; it is meant only to be a screening tool.

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