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Procrastination in a Distance University Setting

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Distance Education Volume 33, Number 3, ISSN 0158-7919


Procrastination, putting off until tomorrow what should have been done today, is a self-regulation failure that is widespread among students. Although plenty of research has emerged regarding academic procrastination, hardly any research endeavor regarding procrastination in distance university settings exists. This lack of research is even more astonishing when considering that the demands on self-regulation are higher in distance education settings than in traditional university settings. The present (questionnaire) study was intended to shed light on procrastination in an actual distance university setting by exploring its relationship to grades, learning strategies (e.g., cognitive, meta-cognitive strategies), and life satisfaction in students from a distance university in comparison to students from a traditional university. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)


Klingsieck, K.B., Fries, S., Horz, C. & Hofer, M. (2012). Procrastination in a Distance University Setting. Distance Education, 33(3), 295-310. Retrieved September 26, 2020 from .

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