Self Esteem And Procrastination

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Register to read the introduction… You may be asking yourself, why should we care about self-esteem levels? Well if you have ever put off a task to the last minute, you may have experienced a dip in your self-esteem levels; or perhaps you put it off because your self-esteem level was already low. In this paper I discuss the link between self-handicapping in individuals with low self-esteem and procrastination. Although people with high self-esteem also self-handicap and procrastinate, the impact on persons with low self-esteem that were studied had substantially more negative effects. Human beings want to feel good about themselves (self-enhancement) as well as having the desire to have consistent information, or wanting the world to make sense [(self-consistency) Leary 32-33]. Individuals like knowing how they fit in. As Leary states, when a person with high self-esteem is given positive feedback, it fulfills that person’s self-enhancement and self-consistency. If a person with low self-esteem is given positive feedback, it fulfills their desire …show more content…
It was written by a social psychologist that cites hundreds of credible sources. From this book I got basic definitions and the case study from Swan.
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Klassen, R. M., Krawchuk, L. L., & Rajani, S. (2008). Academic procrastination of undergraduates: Low self-efficacy to self-regulate predicts higher levels of procrastination. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 33, 915-931.
Robert Klassen is a professor of psychology at University of Alberta. He has contributed to many psychology publications, and is highly credible. He uses both qualitative and quantitative approaches to his research. This sourcr helped me link low self-esteem and procrastination in my paper.
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Kernis, Michael H. Psychological Inquiry, Vol. 14, No. 1 (2003), pp. 1-26 Published by: Taylor & Francis,

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