This study of Swedish university students finds that procrastination is associated with a range of subsequent adverse health outcomes.
This analysis included data on 3,525 university students from 8 universities in the greater Stockholm area and Orebro. They were followed-up at 3 time points, and 16 self-reported health outcomes were assessed.
At 9 months, higher levels of procrastination were associated with:
The researchers found no clear associations between procrastination and disabling pain in other body regions (neck and/or upper back, lower back, or lower extremities), other unhealthy lifestyle behaviors (alcohol, tobacco, or cannabis use and breakfast skipping), or general health.
Because procrastination is prevalent among university students, the findings may be important in understanding students’ health, the authors say.Read More >>