In a recent research conducted at University of Calgary, psychologists found that lack of energy showed the strongest relationship with procrastination. Some psychologists have found that procrastination is a stable personality trait that consistently predicts self sabotaging behavior across different contexts. This theory suggests that a person who is always late on bills is likely to procrastinate on other tasks. Situational factors also play a role in determining a person's tendency to procrastinate, common situational factors may include fear of failure, unrealistic performance expectations or low self esteem. Perceived efficacy is an important factor in predicting procrastination. Individuals who have strong belief that they are capable of completing a task are more likely to regulate their own behavior, engage in the task and successfully perform in it.

Interestingly, researches found that procrastinators do see the value and the benefits of successfully completing the tasks.


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