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dc.contributor.authorVangsness, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Michael E.
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-17T19:51:15Z
dc.date.available2020-04-17T19:51:15Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-01
dc.identifier.citationVangsness, Lisa; Young, Michael E. 2020. Turtle, task ninja, or time waster? Who cares? Traditional task-completion strategies are overrated. Psychological Science, vol. 31:no. 3:pp 306-315en_US
dc.identifier.issn0956-7976
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0956797619901267
dc.identifier.urihttps://soar.wichita.edu/handle/10057/17380
dc.description© The Author(s) 2020. All data for this study have been made publicly available on the Open Science Framework and can be accessed at https://osf.io/t3ek6/. The analytical approach, code, and out-of-sample validations are detailed in the R markdown document at https://osf.io/t3ek6/. The design and analysis plans for the study were not preregistered.en_US
dc.description.abstractStandard approaches for identifying task-completion strategies, such as precrastination and procrastination, reduce behavior to single markers that oversimplify the process of task completion. To illustrate this point, we consider three task-completion strategies and introduce a new method to identify their use. This approach was tested using an archival data set (N = 8,655) of the available electronic records of research participation at Kansas State University. The approach outperformed standard diagnostic approaches and yielded an interesting finding: Several strategies were associated with negative outcomes. Specifically, both procrastinators and precrastinators struggled to finish tasks on time. Together, these findings underscore the importance of using holistic approaches to determine the relationship among task characteristics, individual differences, and task completion.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSAGEen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPsychological Science;v.31:no.3
dc.subjectDiscountingen_US
dc.subjectLatent profile analysisen_US
dc.subjectOpen dataen_US
dc.subjectOpen materialsen_US
dc.subjectPrecrastinationen_US
dc.subjectProcrastinationen_US
dc.subjectTask completionen_US
dc.subjectTask valuationen_US
dc.titleTurtle, task ninja, or time waster? Who cares? Traditional task-completion strategies are overrateden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holder© The Author(s) 2020en_US


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