Procrastination revisited: The constructive use of delayed response

Citation
R. Subotnik et al., Procrastination revisited: The constructive use of delayed response, CR RES J, 12(2), 1999, pp. 151-160
Citations number
33
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
CREATIVITY RESEARCH JOURNAL
ISSN journal
1040-0419 → ACNP
Volume
12
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
151 - 160
Database
ISI
SICI code
1040-0419(1999)12:2<151:PRTCUO>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
The objective of this study was to explore the hypothesis that highly produ ctive individuals in creative fields display unique profiles of domain-spec ific procrastination. Interviews were conducted with Westinghouse Science T alent Search winners, now 32 years old, based on a model of procrastination behavior that differentiates domains and levels of productivity and anxiet y. Those doing creative work were more likely to describe themselves as ris k takers, less anxious about procrastination, and male. Paradoxically, thos e in the categories with the most and the least at stake in terms of profes sional reputation were the most likely to procrastinate in the creative dom ain.