Previous research has shown that procrastinators do not work as well under pressure as non-procrastinators. The present study set out to support this hypothesis. Under a time restricted task, it was hypothesized procrastinators would not perform as well as non-procrastinators. There were 40 participants that completed the study. Each of the participants completed the Adult Inventory of Procrastination and were then presented with the time restricted task. Performance was determined by speed and accuracy. The results showed that non-procrastinators completed more items (speed) but they made more errors (accuracy) then procrastinators. Therefore the original hypothesis was not fully supported.
"Performance on a Time Restricted Task: Comparing Procrastinators to Non-Procrastinators,"
The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation:
1, Article 11.
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/hucjlm/vol45/iss1/11