Differences in Procrastination and Motivation between Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Summary of the Article
In recent years it has been proven that procrastination has become very prevalent amongst college students. This study compares the different procrastination types and the associated motivation between graduate and undergraduate students. A questionnaire was used to get the results from this study. A packet of questions with topics concerning the students experience in an educational psychology class was given to sixty-six undergraduate and sixty-eight graduate students to study the topic. The researcher concluded that the frequency of academic procrastination was more likely to occur in the students who believed that procrastination was beneficial in improving their cognitive performance. Another conclusion was that age played a part in procrastination parts, with younger students more likely to engage in active procrastinate and the older students who engaged in more of a passive procrastination.
Critique of Article
The author describes that the problem is that no research has fully examined the similarities and differences in motivation of academic procrastination between graduate and undergraduates students. He explains that this article intends to research the comparison of procrastination and motivation. He goes on to explain that he uses passive and active procrastinators to facilitate the comparison.
The author made sure the review was logically organized. The review started with the academic procrastination, then self-regulated learning perspective, the present study, method, results and finally the conclusion. The review was written in a logical manner and there was a clear link between the purpose and the conclusion. The majority of the studies were not of recent origin. I found that a lot of the literature was 10 to 12 years from when this study was conducted. Due to...