Steel reported a scale to evaluate a person for irrational procrastination. The author is from the University of Calgary.
(1) things are put off for so long that well-being or efficiency suffers unnecessarily
(2) something that should be done is done before attending to lesser tasks
(3) life would be better if some activities or tasks done earlier
(4) do one thing when should be doing another
(5) could have spent the time better during the day
(6) time spent wisely
(7) tasks are delayed beyond what is reasonable
(8) I procrastinate
(9) everything is done when it needs to be done
Items scored in reverse: 2, 6 and 9
very often true
total score =
= SUM(points for all 9 statements)
• minimum score: 9
• maximum score: 45
• The higher the score the greater the procrastination.
• Score as percent of maximum = ((score) -9) / 36 * 100%
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