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| Published: August 14, 2021

Countering The Rise in Covid-19 Related Procrastination: An Intervention Study

Ananya

Student, Gargi College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Simran Katoch

Student, Gargi College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Tanishqa

Student, Gargi College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.060.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.060

ABSTRACT

The lockdown due to Covid-19 has propelled a lot of individuals to procrastinate more and deviate from their usual standards of well-being. Procrastination becomes unhealthy for the youth as it involves a harmful delay of tasks that turns into dysfunction. A total of 27 individuals in the 18-25 age group met the sampling criteria and are selected to undergo various interventions for three weeks. The underlying assumption is that the lockdown is related to an increase in procrastination due to numerous factors. The present study is a pre and post design to understand how the interventions made a difference. Lay’s General Procrastination Scale (1986) is used along with a brief qualitative interview to assess the results. The research hypothesis suggests that helpful interventions lead to a decrease in Procrastination. Results show 100% decrease in procrastination levels with significance beyond 0.001 level at the end of interventions, hence, the hypothesis is proved. The study confirms that simple interventions such as mindfulness, physical activity, meditation can be applied to effectively tackle procrastination and enhance well-being.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.060.20210903

10.25215/0903.060

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021