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Kavousian J, Karimi K. The Effectiveness of Metacognitive Skills Training on Students' Academic Procrastination and Academic Delay of Gratification. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 2019; 6 (4) :14-24
URL: http://jcp.khu.ac.ir/article-1-3062-en.html
Kharazmi , j_kavousian@yahoo.com
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of meta cognitive skills training on academic Procrastination of students and Academic delay of gratification. The research was a semi-experimental design with pretest-posttest design and control group. Statistical population of the study was all female students of the high school of Kermanshah in 2017- 18 academic year. By using cluster random sampling, 40 students were selected and randomly assigned to two groups of experimental (20) and control groups (20). A meta cognitive skills intervention program was performed in six sessions (once a week in 90-minutes) for the experimental group. Solomon and Ruthblum academic procrastination scale and Academic delay of gratification scale to gather data was used. The data were analyzed using repeated measurements ANOVA. The findings showed that meta cognitive skills training was effective in reducing student academic procrastination (p <0.01) and enhancing the Academic delay of gratification (p <0.05) in experimental group compared to the control group in the post-test. Moreover, the post-test and follow-up scores in the experimental group, was not statistically different. So meta cognitive skills training has significant effect on students' academic procrastination and academic delay of gratification. Therefore, meta cognitive skills can be used to reduce one of the low academic performance factors of students and help students to delay of academic gratification.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/02/20 | Accepted: 2019/07/1 | Published: 2020/02/3

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