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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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SAMPAIO, Rita Karina Nobre  and  BARIANI, Isabel Cristina Dib. Academic procrastination: an exploratory study. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.2, n.2, pp. 242-262. ISSN 2236-6407.

Academic procrastination has been understood as a dynamic phenomenon, which involves personal, behavioral and environmental issues and is characterized by the postponement of non-strategic actions. This behavior may affect the academic performance of the students. The present study aimed to describe the procrastination among university students, and identify activities that are more or less delayed and feelings reported to be procrastinating.The results indicate the frequency of procrastination among university students, as well as a list of academic tasks and unpleasant feelings postponed to procrastinate.

Keywords : academic procrastination; university student; educational psychology.

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