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Managing Procrastination on Social Networking Sites: The D-Crastinate Method.

Alblwi, A., Al-Thani, D., McAlaney, J. and Ali, R., 2020. Managing Procrastination on Social Networking Sites: The D-Crastinate Method. Healthcare, 8 (4), 577.

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DOI: 10.3390/healthcare8040577


Procrastination refers to the voluntary avoidance or postponement of action that needs to be taken, that results in negative consequences such as low academic performance, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Previous work has demonstrated the role of social networking site (SNS) design in users' procrastination and revealed several types of procrastination on SNS. In this work, we propose a method to combat procrastination on SNS (D-Crastinate). We present the theories and approaches that informed the design of D-Crastinate method and its stages. The method is meant to help users to identify the type of procrastination they experience and the SNS features that contribute to that procrastination. Then, based on the results of this phase, a set of customised countermeasures are suggested for each user with guidelines on how to apply them. To evaluate our D-Crastinate method, we utilised a mixed-method approach that included a focus group, diary study and survey. We evaluate the method in terms of its clarity, coverage, efficiency, acceptance and whether it helps to increase users' consciousness and management of their own procrastination. The evaluation study involved participants who self-declared that they frequently procrastinate on SNS. The results showed a positive impact of D-Crastinate in increasing participants' awareness and control over their procrastination and, hence, enhancing their digital wellbeing.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Addiction vs. Digital Wellbeing: The Design as a Promoter, the Design as a Deterrent.
Uncontrolled Keywords:digital wellbeing ; healthy online interaction ; procrastination
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:35002
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:04 Jan 2021 11:05
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:25


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