This study examined the longitudinal association between mindfulness and procrastination. A total of 339 Chinese college students participated for four time points, with each time point spanning six months apart. Initial findings based on a cross-lagged panel model suggested an inverse relation between mindfulness and procrastination over time. These findings inform practitioners the importance of cultivating mindfulness as a means to reduce procrastination. Likewise, reducing individuals' tendency to procrastinate can also promote mindful behaviors. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Bibliographical noteCheung, R. Y. M., & Ng, M. C. Y. (2019). Being in the moment later? Testing the inverse relation between mindfulness and procrastination. Personality and Individual Differences, 141, 123-126. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.12.015
- Cross-lagged relations