Reducing Academic Procrastination Through a Group Treatment Program: A Pilot Study

Ozer, Bilge Uzun
Demir, Ayhan Gürbüz
Ferrari, Joseph R.
The present study assessed a short-term group treatment program using cognitive interventions focused on students' procrastination. A structured 90-min session program was used with 10 students (5 female, 5 male; M-age = 21.8, SD = 3.2) across 5 weeks. In the first and last session of the program participants completed a two reliable and valid procrastination scales, and then 8 weeks later in the follow up sessions filled out the same questionnaires. During the group sessions, participants identified their irrational thoughts as well as cognitive distortions associated with their procrastination tendencies. Results of a non-parametric Friedman Test revealed a significant decrease in participants' academic procrastination score and general procrastination scores from the pre-test to follow-up test suggesting that the program was deemed to be successful.


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B. U. Ozer, A. G. Demir, and J. R. Ferrari, “Reducing Academic Procrastination Through a Group Treatment Program: A Pilot Study,” JOURNAL OF RATIONAL-EMOTIVE AND COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOR THERAPY, pp. 127–135, 2013, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: