Dr. Meirav Hen - Life -Domain Procrastination in adults-
Procrastination is a common behaviour in contemporary societies (Ferrari,2010). It is believed to be a personality characteristic or a behavioural tendency associated with a variety of personal and situational determinants. Possible outcomes of these delays have been associated with many negative consequences, including mental and physical health problems, the ability to achieve academic and career goals and ﬁnancial well-being (Steel, 2007). Over the years, procrastination was studied mostly in young college students attending academic settings and was suggested to be strongly associated with a self-regulation failure in the face of temptations (Steel, 2007). Recently there is a growing body of literature that supports the need to study adult procrastination from a lifespan perspective and in speciﬁc life-domains such as work, family and health behaviours (Klingsieck, 2013; Mann, 2016; van Eerde, 2016). These studies will increase our understanding of procrastination in general, and in speciﬁc life-domains along the lifespan and enable the prevention of procrastination and the development of interventions to address procrastination in life-domains were older adults may be negatively aﬀected.