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Deadline rush: A time management phenomenon and its mathematical description


König, Cornelius J; Kleinmann, Martin (2005). Deadline rush: A time management phenomenon and its mathematical description. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 139(1):33-45.

Abstract

Compared the fit of hyperbolic and exponential functions in describing the "deadline rush," a time management phenomenon that involves time discounting. After describing the phenomenon, a hyperbolic mathematical function for describing work behavior before a deadline is proposed. The proposed hyperbolic function is compared to an exponential function predicted by an economic model of discounted utility in a reanalysis of study-behavior data from four Internet-based psychology courses involving a total of 94 participants. The hyperbolic function described behavioral data significantly better than the exponential function. Implications for behavioral decision-making research in general, and for time management decisions in particular, are discussed.

Abstract

Compared the fit of hyperbolic and exponential functions in describing the "deadline rush," a time management phenomenon that involves time discounting. After describing the phenomenon, a hyperbolic mathematical function for describing work behavior before a deadline is proposed. The proposed hyperbolic function is compared to an exponential function predicted by an economic model of discounted utility in a reanalysis of study-behavior data from four Internet-based psychology courses involving a total of 94 participants. The hyperbolic function described behavioral data significantly better than the exponential function. Implications for behavioral decision-making research in general, and for time management decisions in particular, are discussed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2005
Deposited On:21 Jul 2014 15:01
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:59
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0022-3980
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3200/JRLP.139.1.33-45

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