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Procrastination is common problem, yet there is little research on the responses people have to their own unnecessary delay of important intended tasks.
This research study aims to examine the different responses people have to procrastination and the implications of these responses for self-perceptions and well-being. If you are over 18 and have recently procrastinated on an important task, you are invited to participate in this online study.
If you decide to participate you will be asked to complete questions about a recent time when you unnecessarily delayed an important task, and your thoughts and feelings about this procrastination. You will also be asked questions about your self-perceptions and general well-being. The questionnaire will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete, although individual completion times may vary depending on your computer system.
There are no anticipated risks from participating, though some people may experience some mild distress when answering questions about their past procrastination. However, answering these questions may also provide valuable insights into your own behavior.
Your responses will be anonymous, and the numerical data you provide will be aggregated with that of other respondents, to give the researcher an idea about general trends, rather than individuals. Your data may also be used by the researchers for subsequent studies, and if used will remain anonymous. For participating you will be given a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher after you complete the survey. Please note that the information you provide for the draw is not linked to your survey responses, and will be deleted after the draw takes place.
This research is being conducted by Dr. Fuschia Sirois from the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield, and has received ethics approval from the Department of Psychology Ethics Committee at the University of Sheffield.
I agree to participate in this research survey and I have made this decision based on the information I have received about it.
Please click the “I agree” box below to indicate that you:
understand the nature of the survey
understand that taking part is entirely your choice.
understand that your data may be used in other research projects.
understand that you can cease your participation at any time during the survey, but only up until the time that you click the “submit the survey” button at the end of the survey as submitted surveys are not identifiable for removal.
fully consent to participate.
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To acknowledge that you have read and understood this information and would like to continue with the research study, please click on “I agree”.
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