An integrated view of personality styles related to avoidant procrastination

Juan Francisco Díaz-Morales, Joseph R. Cohen, Joseph R. Ferrari

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Given that personality aspects of procrastinators are a consequence of their coping with environmental and social demands, we examined the extent that avoidant procrastination was related to personality styles from the Millon's personality model. In the current study 1027 Spanish adults self-reported motivational, cognitive and behavioral personality styles and avoidant procrastination. Regression analysis indicated that avoidant procrastination was positively predicted by a passively accommodating motivational style, gregarious/outgoing and unconventional behavioral styles, but negatively predicted by a conforming behavioral style. The avoidant procrastinator's cognitive style revealed a low preference for concrete information and a high tendency to transform new information in a known way. These findings have important implications in understanding the personality profile of an avoidant procrastinator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-558
Number of pages5
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Avoidant
  • Personality styles
  • Procrastination
  • Spanish adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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