Do procrastinators score higher in school than non-procrastinators?
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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