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Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment[edit]

Sciences humaines.svg This article was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment, between 3 September 2019 and 12 December 2019. Further details are available on the course page. Student editor(s): Hamxa2000, NickFeeney.

Above undated message substituted from assignment by PrimeBOT (talk) 07:15, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Onesided view.[edit]

"A 1992 study showed that "52% of surveyed students indicated having a moderate to high need for help concerning procrastination."[3] It is estimated that 80%–95% of college students engage in procrastination, and approximately 75% consider themselves procrastinators."

Here, valid sceptisism to relevance of schoolmaterial, is considered "procrastination". Where would criticism of ultranationalism and totemism be, if such things were not critisised? Indeed it is in school, many hold the opinion that nationalism, parades and totemic "cultural" symbols, are canonical. To "procrastinate" about indoctrination, is a sign of mental health.

Indeed if more practical and relevant things are taught, students own interest will be engaged.

Article is not about education. This does not matter. (talk) 12:48, 26 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible lead for sources[edit]

I thought that this:

Murphy, Heather (2017-07-21). "What We Finally Got Around to Learning at the Procrastination Research Conference". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-08-07.

gave an interesting, non-self-help-y summary of the current state of the research on procrastination (including things like the distinction between procrastinating and rationally delaying something). It might be useful as a starting point for overhauling this article. WhatamIdoing (talk) 23:51, 7 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On a slightly less serious note[edit]

Any chance we could add a reference to readers reading this article as a form of procrastination into the article? It appeals to my sense of humour, but I'm looking for ways to do it in a wikipedia-appropriate way. Any ideas? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:15, 10 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'd support that! --Met-Haus-Allee-M (talk) 22:19, 12 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Cultural Perspective"?[edit]

I'm curious: is procrastination a universal human phenomenon, or is it more prevalent in certain cultures? If the latter, then perhaps a "Cultural Perspective" section is warranted? OlyDLG (talk) 19:54, 15 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As a class assignment, we had to do research from a cultural perspective on an issue affecting education. My group chose procrastination to research and found some really informative aspects to the cultural influences on the motivation factors of procrastination. We intend to post our findings in the next several days.Brassinstructor (talk) 09:04, 30 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Archiving problem[edit]

MiszaBot is archiving to the wrong archive, so I have disabled it. --Epipelagic (talk) 19:02, 2 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible Addition of Industry sub heading to Correlates and/or mention of Procrastination in Industry under Prevalence[edit]

I believe upon reading this article I found that there was a lot of information on Academic Procrastination while others such as, procrastination in industry, was missing. I feel this article: The Impact of Organizational and Personal Factors on Procrastination in Employees of a Modern Russian Industrial Enterprise[1] could help maybe provide another scenario where procrastination exist. Rajivk937 (talk) 00:05, 12 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. ^ Barabanshchikova, Valentina V., et al. “The Impact of Organizational and Personal Factors on Procrastination in Employees of a Modern Russian Industrial Enterprise.” Psychology in Russia. State of the Art, vol. 11, no. 3, July 2018, pp. 69–85. EBSCOhost Academic Search Ultimate,


I found this article, which says this about procrastination in the academic setting: "When a person fails to begin a project that they care about, it’s typically due to either a) anxiety about their attempts not being “good enough” or b) confusion about what the first steps of the task are. Not laziness."

I suspect that this is basically true, but I'm not thrilled about citing these sources directly. What do you think? WhatamIdoing (talk) 20:14, 2 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image request[edit]

Piraten's gravestone

There is a long outstanding request for an illustration here. Could the image from svwp work, or would that be too local? It shows the quite famous gravestone of Swedish author Fritiof Nilsson Piraten, saying: “Here lie the ashes of a man who used to put everything off until tomorrow. Though he finally changed for the better, and actually died on January 31 1972” (sorry for the poor translation). //Rotsee (talk) 20:29, 26 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Maybe, but it's probably easier to find something that works and is in English. BernardoSulzbach (talk) 20:36, 26 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

anyone else here because they're procrastinating?[edit]

i was putting off changing my life, but i started it just now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:18, 29 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

yep -parabolic-usb-c (talk) 01:51, 5 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Psychological perspective/ Emotional dysregulation[edit]

I ran across a piece published in 2019 in “New York Times” that cites several professionals (with a link to one study) that suggest procrastination should be viewed as a form of emotional dysregulation and a manifestation of self-harm. I thought these points might be worth including in the psych section of the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:5B0:2671:5B88:2DDD:2B33:67E:56F0 (talk) 14:19, 30 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add image[edit]

Following a request for an image to be added (on this talk page), I've added an image to the article. DoggieTimesTwo 03:53, 18 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good Article Nomination[edit]

Hi fellow editors, I'm planning to nominate this article for a Good Article Nomination. I just wanted to consult with more involved editors before I begin this process, as I have not contributed significantly to this article. DoggieTimesTwo 16:38, 18 March 2021 (UTC)e.Reply[reply]

"Roberto Civille Rodrigues" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

Information.svg A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Roberto Civille Rodrigues. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 June 19#Roberto Civille Rodrigues until a consensus is reached, and readers of this page are welcome to contribute to the discussion. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 04:35, 19 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Procrastination (talk) 11:55, 17 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki Education assignment: Research Process and Methodology - RPM SP 2022 - MASY1-GC 1260 200 Thu[edit]

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