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Procrastination, prompts, and preferences: Evidence from daily records of self-directed learning activities

Onji, Kazuki; Kikuchi, Rina


This paper presents evidence showing that a libertarian paternalistic intervention having significant but uneven effects on the student procrastination of a coursework assignment. We observe the degree of procrastination in a language course at a Japanese university with individuals' electronic records of daily activities. With a quasi-experiment that generates variations in the frequency of interventions and the preference of students towards the course, we examine the effects of in-class...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Socio-Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2011.08.019


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