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How Being Busy Can Increase Motivation and Reduce Task Completion Time

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This research tests the hypothesis that being busy increases motivation and reduces the time it takes to complete tasks for which people miss a deadline. This effect occurs because busy people tend to perceive that they are using their time effectively, which mitigates the sense of failure people have when they miss a task deadline. Studies 1 and 2 show that when people are busy, they are more motivated to complete a task after missing a deadline than those who are not busy, and that the perc...

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In press
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Said Business School
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American Psychological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Journal website
EISSN:
1939-1315
ISSN:
0022-3514
Source identifiers:
581010
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pubs:581010
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uuid:dd4b96dc-5998-43c9-af72-13553955bbf4
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pubs:581010
Deposit date:
2016-01-01

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