Date of Defense
Dr. Richard Malott
Dr. Howard Farris
Behavioral self-management techniques are useful in changing behaviors that a person finds problematic. These are behaviors that one would like to either increase or decrease. The current research project examined the effects of a six-step process of performance management in college undergraduate and post-graduate psychology students. Students were required to implement these projects and to complete surveys at the end of the semester. Trends were seen in the chosen areas for their projects and several added-contingencies were apparent. The most common focus for the student projects was exercise and the added contingency was most often the loss of money. They were also surveyed on current GPA satisfaction and procrastination tendencies on term papers. It was seen that only 11.3% were very satisfied with their GPA and 62.1% reported procrastination difficulties. It is believed that the success of the self-management projects has potential usefulness for decreasing procrastination and improving student performance.
DePottyondy-Burke, Shannon, "Procrastination Project: Using Behavioral Self-Management to Improve Student Performance" (1999). Honors Theses. 1031.
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