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Movahedi M, Ebadi Rad M, Kariminejad K, Moravej F. The effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral and Behavior management Therapies on Procrastination in students of Lorestan University of Medical Sciences. yafte. 2017; 19 (2) :18-29
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Department of Counseling, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran
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Background: The researches of recent two decades are representative of the importance and special attention of various countries to the procrastination issue. This research carried out with the aim of the investigation of the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral and behavior management therapies on procrastination in students of the Lorestan University of Medical sciences.
Materials and Methods: The experimental study method was used in this study that the design of pretest- posttest with experimental and control groups were used. Among the all of the male and female students in academic year of 2014, 393 subjects were selected as a sample of study using the convenient sampling method. At first the Tuckman' procrastination questionnaire were completed by 393 students and among them 76 subjects that diagnosed with procrastination were selected and assigned to experimental and control groups.
Result: The findings of this research indicated that the amount of the prevalence of procrastination in all students was 19/33%. 29/41% of the male population under study had procrastination, but this amount for females were 14/96%. Also the results represented the effectiveness of two therapies of cognitive behavioral and behavior management on reduction of procrastination. Furthermore, there were significant differences between the gender and the type of the treatment.
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it seems that the procrastination is from the impressible cognitive constructs and regarding this issue, these two treatments by emphasis on cognitive constructs could decrease the amount of the procrastination on experimental groups.  Also the differences between the treatment methods among male and female, is representative of differences of cognitive constructs corresponding to the gender that seems not to be irrelevant to gender roles.
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Received: 2017/09/26 | Accepted: 2017/09/26 | Published: 2017/09/26

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