Do procrastinators score higher in school than non-procrastinators?

No:

Evidence from online assignments in an intermediate microeconomics course suggests that nonprocrastinators (both early-starters and front-loaders) score higher than their dilly-dallying counterparts. Students who are busier in school tend to start their assignments earlier.

Source: “‘D’ is for dilly-dally?” from Applied Economics Letters, Volume 15, Issue 14 November 2008 , pages 1085 – 1088

In some ways the final statement is more interesting than the main finding of the study:

Students who are busier in school tend to start their assignments earlier. Can’t be sure of correlation/causation but it does raise an eyebrow.

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