Does SMS-Support Make a Difference? Effectiveness of a Two-Week Online-Training to Overcome Procrastination. A Randomized Controlled Trial

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Eckert M, Ebert D, Lehr D, Sieland B, Berking M
Journal: Frontiers in psychology
Publisher: FRONTIERS MEDIA SA
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 9
ISSN: 1664-1078


Abstract

The primary purpose of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to evaluate the efficacy of an unguided, 2-week internet-based training program to overcome procrastination, called ON. TOP. Because adherence is a typical problem among individuals who tend to procrastinate, especially with internet-based interventions, the secondary purpose of the present study was to investigate whether adding SMS support increases subjects' frequency of engagement in training. In a three-armed RCT (N = 161), the effects of the intervention alone and intervention with daily SMS-support were compared to a waiting list control condition in a sample of students. The primary outcome of interest was procrastination. The secondary outcome of interest was the extent of training behavior. Baseline (T0), immediate post-treatment (T1) and 8-week post-treatment (T2) assessments were conducted. Results indicated that procrastination decreased significantly only with intervention group with daily SMS support, relative to control. Moreover, incorporating SMS support also may enhance extent of training behavior.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Berking, Matthias Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie
Ebert, David Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie


External institutions
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg


How to cite

APA:
Eckert, M., Ebert, D., Lehr, D., Sieland, B., & Berking, M. (2018). Does SMS-Support Make a Difference? Effectiveness of a Two-Week Online-Training to Overcome Procrastination. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in psychology, 9. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01103

MLA:
Eckert, Marcus, et al. "Does SMS-Support Make a Difference? Effectiveness of a Two-Week Online-Training to Overcome Procrastination. A Randomized Controlled Trial." Frontiers in psychology 9 (2018).

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