Counseling the Procrastinator in Academic Settings

Counseling the Procrastinator in Academic Settings

by Henri C. Schouwenburg, Clarry Lay, Timothy A. Pychyl
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591471079

ISBN-13: 9781591471073

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Procrastination, as a sporadic or chronic response to task engagement, is a pervasive problem for a large number of individuals in many societies. For example, researchers have estimated that in academic settings in North America, over 70% of students exhibit this behavior. Many of these individuals are highly vulnerable to negative consequences such as poor

Overview

Procrastination, as a sporadic or chronic response to task engagement, is a pervasive problem for a large number of individuals in many societies. For example, researchers have estimated that in academic settings in North America, over 70% of students exhibit this behavior. Many of these individuals are highly vulnerable to negative consequences such as poor performance, decreased subjective well-being, negative affect, and reduced life achievements. In Counseling the Procrastinator in Academic Settings, a number of recently designed practical counseling methods for use in academic settings are described with the aim of promoting new intervention that can lead to change. In doing so, the authors also present theories of procrastination and provide an overview of recent research. School counselors, psychologists, educators, and administrators will find this book invaluable as they look for ways to counsel others on procrastination, work habits, productivity, and self-regulation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591471073
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsix
Prefacexi
I.Theoretical Background1
Chapter 1.Procastination in Academic Settings: General Introduction3
Chapter 2.Trait Procrastination in Academic Settings: An Overview of Students Who Engage in Task Delays19
Chapter 3.Procrastination in Academic Settings and the Big Five Model of Personality: A Meta-Analysis29
II.Intervention Methods41
Chapter 4.Some Basic Elements in Counseling Procrastinators43
Chapter 5.A Student Course on Self-Management for Procrastinators59
Chapter 6.Overcoming the Patterns of Powerlessness That Lead to Procrastination75
Chapter 7.Behavioral Interventions for Reducing Procrastination Among University Students91
Chapter 8.A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach in Group Treatment of Procrastinators in an Academic Setting105
Chapter 9.Constructive Confrontation: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy With One Type of Procrastinating Underachiever119
Chapter 10.Digital Coaching of Procrastinators in an Academic Setting133
Chapter 11.A Project-Analytic Perspective on Academic Procrastination and Intervention149
Chapter 12.A Narrative Approach to Procrastination in Academic Settings167
Chapter 13.Description and Counseling of the Perfectionistic Procrastinator181
III.Epilogue195
Chapter 14.Perspectives on Counseling the Procrastinator197
References209
Author Index231
Subject Index237
About the Editors249

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