Being in the moment later? Testing the inverse relation between mindfulness and procrastination

Yuen Man Rebecca CHEUNG, Chi Ying Melody NG

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages123-126
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume141
Early online date07 Jan 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 07 Jan 2019

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Cheung, 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

Keywords

  • Cross-lagged relations
  • Mindfulness
  • Procrastination