Frequent behavioral delay tendencies by adults: International prevalence rates of chronic procrastination

Joseph R. Ferrari, Juan Francisco Díaz-Morales, Jean O'Callaghan, Karem Díaz, Doris Argumedo

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Adult men (n = 582) and women (n = 765) from six nations (Spain, Peru, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States) completed two reliable and valid measures of chronic procrastination. Because both arousal and avoidant procrastination types were significantly related across the entire sample (r =.72, p .001) and within each national sample, regression analyses calculated pure arousal and pure avoidant procrastinators, controlling for the scale scores of the other scale. Results indicated no significant sex or nationality differences within and between nations on self-reported arousal or avoidant procrastination. Overall, 13.5% and 14.6% of men and women self-identified as either arousal or avoidant procrastinators, respectively. These findings suggest that the tendency toward frequent delays in starting or completing tasks may be prevalent across diverse populations in spite of their distinct cultural values, norms, and practices.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)458-464
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Volumen38
N.º4
DOI
EstadoPublicada - jul. 2007
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