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About The Study: In this study of 3,525 Swedish university students, procrastination was associated with worse subsequent mental health (depression, anxiety and stress symptom levels), having disabling pain in the upper extremities, unhealthy lifestyle behaviors (poor sleep quality and physical inactivity), and worse levels of psychosocial health factors (higher loneliness and more economic difficulties). Considering that procrastination is prevalent among university students, these findings may be of importance to enhance the understanding of students’ health.
Authors: Fred Johansson, M.A., of Sophiahemmet University in Stockholm, is the corresponding author.
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